Bramhall Hall - Tudor glory at its best........March 14

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Bramhall Hall - Tudor glory at its best........March 14

Bramhall Hall is one of the rare Tudor beuties of Cheshire..... March 14

Primarily built in the 14th Century and set if 70 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland - designed by the eminent English gardnerer , Capability Brown - Bramhall Hall is one of Cheshire's oldest and grandest black and white timber framed buildings.

Over the years there have been many structual changes made to the house, mainly throughout the 16th to the 19th century. There was in the past a gatehouse that was built for defensive purposes, but it was deemed no longer necessary by the end of the 18th century, and so it was removed.

 The great hall is the central part of the house originally an open roofed, single storey building, it was extensively rebuilt in the late 16th century. The benqueting Hall was buiklt in the early 15th centruy and was used as such fior 300 years when its identity changed in the late 19th century to the Billiards Room.

Thre is a chapel across from the Banquesting Hall which again was used for many centuries, it was once the only place to publically worship in Bramhall.

It closed between 1869 - 1890 due to deterioration, however it was restored in 1938 and religious services where resumed.

Originally, the land of Bramhall was owned by two Saxon freemen, Brun and Hacun, but arond 1070 William the Conqueror subdued the North of England and gave both parts of the land to one of his followers, Hamon de Masci, the first Baron of Dunham Massey.

shows that the Davenport Family would own the hall for 500 years however on the death of William Davenport in 1869 the hall passed to his son who was the last of this dynasty. In 1887 it was leased to Wakefield Christy, a member of the well known Stockport hatting firm . When this lease expired ownership passed to Manchester property development and it remained empty until it was sold to Charles Nevill in 1883. Purchased once agin by John Davies in 1925 and in 1935 it was sold to the Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urbhan District Council. In 1974 the possession was paced to Stockport Metropolitan Council who have undetaken major schems of restoration wrok to ensure this beautiful hall is here to marvel and enjoy for many years to come.

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