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"BRAMHALL, a township in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (S. by W.) from Stockport, containing 1359 inhabitants. The lord of this manor, in conjunction with the lords of the manors of Bredbury, Brinnington, and Norbury, has, from time immemorial, appointed the churchwardens of the parish. The manorial mansion is a curious ancient edifice of timber and brick, plaistered over, standing on elevated ground: at the south-east angle is the domestic chapel, apparently of the time of Richard III., having a flat panelled roof, and a considerable quantity of painted glass in the windows, and containing several deceased members of the family of Davenport." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Bramhall was a township in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9085), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1900 to become part of Hazel Grove and Bramhall.
  • It included the hamlets of Bramhall Green, Bramhall Park, Davenport (until 1901), Kitts Moss, Pownall Green and Woods Moor (until 1901).
  • The population was 1033 in 1801, 1508 in 1851, and 2570 in 1901.

For the period after 1900, see Hazel Grove and Bramhall.



  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Bramhall.
  • Stockport: St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for Bramhall from 1839.
  • Bramhall: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). Built in 1890 as a chapel to Stockport: St Thomas, bcoming the district church for part of Bramhall in 1911.
  • Stockport: St. George (Church of England). A district church for part of Bramhall from 1897.
  • Bramhall: St. Vincent de Paul (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1978.
  • Bramhall, Baptist Chapel. The first chapel was built in 1856 at Woodford Road by the Baptist Union. It was replaced by a new building on the same site in 1993. Registers start in 1866. Registers of burials 1894-2000 and monumental inscriptions have been published by North Cheshire Family History Society (now closed).
  • Bramhall, Christian Bethel Church (Free Gospel). Built in 1866.
  • Bramhall, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Bramhall Lane South. Built in 1871.
  • Bramhall, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1902.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1837-1900)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1900)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Cheadle (16 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1900 September 30 — Abolished and incorporated into Hazel Grove and Bramhall (pop. 4645 in 1901)

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Politics and Government

  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Stockport Rural District (1894-1900)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stockport (1837-1900)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1900)