Bramhall has a rich history, which dates back over 1000 years. The area was once an agricultural village, which was formed from a number of smaller hamlets including Pownall Green, Syddal and Bramhall Green. After gaining a railway station in 1845, the centre of the village was moved closer to it, making getting to and from Manchester very convenient.
The strong rail links to nearby Manchester made Bramhall popular with commuters, turning the village into an affluent residential area. Bramhall’s popularity caused it to grow rapidly in size, with the population increasing a massive 10% over a ninety-year period. This could be mainly attributed to large housing estates, which were built on former farmland and attracted people to the area.
Bramhall’s history can be seen in some of its beautiful buildings. Perhaps the most famous of these is Bramhall Hall, one of the best remaining examples of a 14th century black and white timber-framed building in Cheshire.
Bramhall Hall has some very interesting features, including a chapel, ballroom, imposing great hall and impressive banqueting room. The spectacular architecture and exquisite décor will astonish any visitor, with stunning plaster ceilings and lavish detail. The Hall’s history means that the wonderful carpets, furniture and artwork have been collected over hundreds of years, offering visitors an insight into the style of many different periods. The Hall hosts a variety of special events and daily guided tours, which allow visitors to find out more about its history and collections.
Bramhall Park provides a fitting setting for the Hall. With 70 acres of greenery, the park features woodland walks, two lakes and stunning gardens. Despite its proximity to Stockport’s bustling town centre, Bramhall Park provides a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere for all visitors.
Bramhall has a thriving town centre with a number of shops, which are situated in the village’s small shopping centre and along the main roads. It also has a recreation centre, a library and some wonderful pubs and restaurants.
Intimate and historic, you cannot fail to find something to delight you in Bramhall.