Place:Bramhall, Cheshire, England

Alt namesDavenportsource: hamlet in parish (to Stockport in 1901)
Woods Moorsource: hamlet in parish (to Stockport in 1901)
Bramhall Greensource: hamlet in parish
Bramhall Parksource: hamlet in parish
Kitts Mosssource: hamlet in parish
Pownall Greensource: hamlet in parish
Bramallsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.367°N 2.167°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stockport Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1900
Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Cheshire, Englandurban district of which it was a part 1900-1974
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bramhall is a suburb of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It had a population of about 25,500 according to an estimate of 2007.

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

In 1070, 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.

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GENUKI provides the following information

Bramhall was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Bramhall Green, Bramhall Park, Kitts Moss, and Pownall Green. two other settlements, Davenport and Woods Moor, were absorbed into Stockport in 1901. The population was 1,033 in 1801, 1,508 in 1851, and 2,570 in 1901.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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