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BRAMHALL is an affluent suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport , Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
, England. Historically in Cheshire , it had a population of 17,436 at the 2011 Census.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Governance * 3 Landmarks * 4 Churches * 5 Recreation * 6 Transport * 7 Amenities

* 8 Housing

* 8.1 Little Australia * 8.2 New House Farm Estate

* 9 Education * 10 Notable people * 11 See also * 12 External links * 13 References

HISTORY

The manor of Bramall dates from the Anglo-Saxon period, when it was held as two separate estates by two Saxon freemen, Brun and Hacun. In 1070, William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror
subdued the north-west of England, and divided the land among his followers. The manor of "Bramale" was given to Hamon de Massey , who eventually became the first Baron of Dunham Massey . The earliest reference to Bramall was recorded in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
as "Bramale", a name derived from the Old English words _brom_ meaning broom , both indigenous to the area, and _halh_ meaning nook or secret place, probably by water. De Masci received the manor as wasteland, since it had been devastated by William the Conqueror's subdual. By the time of the Domesday survey, the land was recovering and cultivated again.

In 1875 Bramhall
Bramhall
was one of eight civil parishes of Cheshire
Cheshire
to be included in the Stockport Rural rural sanitary district . The sanitary district became the Stockport Rural District in 1894. The parish was abolished in 1900 and its former area became part of the Hazel Grove and Bramhall
Bramhall
civil parish and urban district. In 1974 the district was abolished, under the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
, and its former area was transferred to Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
to be combined with that of other districts to form the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport .

GOVERNANCE

Bramhall
Bramhall
is part of the parliamentary constituency of Cheadle . Mary Robinson, Conservative , has been the local MP since 2015 .

LANDMARKS

Bramhall
Bramhall
War Memorial

Bramall Hall , situated in 26 hectares (64 acres) of parkland, is an example of a 14th-century Cheshire
Cheshire
building. In 2016 an extensive programme of restoration work was completed by a dedicated team. The Ladybrook flows through the park towards Cheadle and Bramall Hall.

The war memorial commemorates the deaths of 89 men killed in the two world wars.

CHURCHES

St Michael and All Angel's Church

The Church of England
England
parish church of St Michael and All Angels in Robins Lane was consecrated in 1911 when Bramhall
Bramhall
Parish was created, although the building was not completed until 1963. It replaced an earlier mission church opened in 1890.

Other churches in Bramhall
Bramhall
include the Methodist Church near the centre of the village, the United Reformed Church located on Bramhall Lane South, the Baptist Church located on Woodford Road, the Catholic Church of St. Vincent de Paul on Handley Road and Ford's Lane Evangelical Church.

RECREATION

There is a recreation centre linked with the High School. Bramhall has a Cricket Club, close to the Cheshire
Cheshire
border to the south of the village. There are three lawn tennis clubs (LTC), Bramhall
Bramhall
Queensgate LTC, to the north, Bramhall
Bramhall
Lane LTC, close to the village, and Bramhall
Bramhall
Park LTC, close to the park. There are also two golf clubs in Bramhall, each with 18-hole courses: Bramhall
Bramhall
Golf Club and Bramall Park Golf Club.

TRANSPORT

Bramhall railway station is on the main line from Manchester
Manchester
to London via Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent. Local stopping trains stop every hour during week days on their way to/from Manchester
Manchester
Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent. Buses link Bramhall
Bramhall
to Manchester
Manchester
(42B), Stockport (378), Cheadle Hulme (42B,307/8), Woodford (42B), Parrs Wood (42B) and Hazel Grove (307/8). ‹ The template below (_Geographic location _) is being considered for deletion. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. ›

NEIGHBOURING DISTRICTS AND PLACES.

Cheadle Stockport Great Moor

Cheadle Hulme

Hazel Grove

BRAMHALL

Handforth Woodford Poynton
Poynton

AMENITIES

Bramhall
Bramhall
has a number of bars, restaurants, cafes, clothes shops, hairdressers, beauty salons, charity shops, churches and a library. Many of these are housed in the village square, although some shops are in and around the main roads. There is also a recreation centre, a high school and several primary schools.

HOUSING

The sixties and early seventies saw a rapid growth in housing stock, and Bramhall
Bramhall
became dominated by housing estates: The Parkside and the New House Farm estates are in the north of Bramhall, The Dairyground estate is the centre of the estate, it has a co-operative , some flats and a care home. The estate is served by Stagecoach Manchester
Manchester
and is in close proximity to Bramhall railway station . Bramhall
Bramhall
High School is situated on the estate. The Dairyground estate is part of the Bramhall
Bramhall
North Ward.

LITTLE AUSTRALIA

The Little Australia Estate (so called as all the roads are named after towns in Australia) is bordered by the West Coast Main Line to the north, the Bramhall
Bramhall
oil terminal to the east, Bramhall
Bramhall
village centre to the west and Moorend Golf Club to the south. The largest road on the estate is Meadway, which starts in Bramhall
Bramhall
shopping centre and runs through the heart of the estate for its entire length. Meadway has a number of shops, care homes and two large car parking facilities which are served by multiple CCTV cameras. There is also a recycling centre situated on the Meadway East Car Park. Lumb Lane park is located on the estate and consists of two football pitches, a small children's playground and a caged football/basketball court. Bramhall Village Hall is located on Lumb Lane. Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
Police once tried out a Section 30 Dispersal Order on the estate and Bramhall shopping centre to combat anti-social behaviour, particularly in the Lumb Lane/Meadway areas. Queensgate Primary School is located on Albany Road. The Little Australia Estate is part of the Bramhall
Bramhall
South Ward.

NEW HOUSE FARM ESTATE

The New House Farm Estate is to the north of Bramhall
Bramhall
and extends into Hazel Grove after crossing the Fred Perry Way. It is home to a Co-operative and a pub, the Shady Oak. The main roads through the estate are Grange Road, which links to Bramhall
Bramhall
Lane South, and the Ringmore Road. The estate is served by the 374 bus route between Hazel Grove Station and Reddish. The New House Farm contains a section of the Fred Perry Way joining the estate from Bridge Lane and exiting up into Woodsmoor. The estate is part of the Bramhall
Bramhall
North Ward.

EDUCATION

There are several primary schools, including Ladybrook Primary School, Nevill Road, Pownall Green, Queensgate and Moss Hey. Bramhall High School is the local secondary school.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Notable local residents have included:

* Peter Butterworth – comedy actor and comedian * Wendy Hiller – actress born in Bramhall * Sacha Dhawan – actor born in Bramhall * Martin Fry – lead singer of the band ABC , grew up in Bramhall * Mark Hadfield – actor born in Bramhall * Terry Christian – broadcaster, journalist and author, lives in Bramhall * lewwat – known twitch streamer, www.twitch.tv/lewwat, lives in Bramhall

SEE ALSO

* Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
portal

* Ladybrook Valley

EXTERNAL