Bramshall is a village to the west of Uttoxeter, within the parish of Uttoxeter Rural, in Staffordshire. It has a new housing estate to the north of it.

Bramshall
Bramshall and Loxley Parish Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1751066.jpg
Bramshall Parish Hall
Bramshall is located in Staffordshire
Bramshall
Bramshall
Location within Staffordshire
Civil parish
  • Uttoxeter Rural
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townUttoxeter
Postcode districtST14
Dialling code01889
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°53′48″N 1°54′39″W / 52.8968°N 1.9107°W / 52.8968; -1.9107Coordinates: 52°53′48″N 1°54′39″W / 52.8968°N 1.9107°W / 52.8968; -1.9107

HistoryEdit

It was sometimes known as Broomshull, Bromshall etc., (Domesday Book: Branselle[1]) and there was an area to the south called Little Bromshall.[2] It was a possession of the families of Stafford, Bagot and Erdeswyk.[3][4][5][6] The sister and heiress of Robert III de Stafford (d.1193/4), of Stafford Castle was Millicent de Stafford, wife of Harvey I Bagot (d.1214). Whilst her elder son was the ancestor of the Earls of Stafford and the Dukes of Buckingham, her younger son was William Stafford of "Broomshull", ancestor of several other prominent Stafford lines, most notably Stafford of Hooke, Stafford of Southwick and Stafford of Grafton.

Although Bramshall is relatively old much of it dates from the late 1990s when several new housing estates were built.

There was a military explosives storage area to the West of Bramshall, with 11 sheds approximately 75 feet by 200 feet, served by rail. It was used to store US explosives and was closed before 1971.

GovernanceEdit

Bramshall is part of the Uttoxeter Rural Civil Parish.

Bramshall is part of the Abbey ward in East Staffordshire and is represented by the Conservative Colin Whittaker. And the Uttoxeter Rural ward in Staffordshire County council and is represented by Philip Atkins who is also Conservative.

Bramshall is part of the Burton constituency in the House of Commons. In Europe it was part of the West Midlands constituency and was represented by 6 MEPs.

Public ServicesEdit

Water and sewage services are provided by South Staffordshire Water and the Sewage Treatment Works is in Uttoxeter. The Distribution Network Operator for electricity is Central Networks better known as E.ON UK.

Bramshall uses the Stoke-on-Trent (ST) Postcode and the Postal Town is Uttoxeter.

The nearest police and fire stations are in Uttoxeter. Bramshall is part of Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service.

EducationEdit

Bramshall uses the Uttoxeter middle school system. There are no schools or other educational institutions in the village and the nearest schools are all in Uttoxeter. Primary school students usually attend St Mary's first school, middle school children attend Oldfields Hall Middle School and senior school children attend Thomas Alleyne's High School, all of them being in Uttoxeter. Also, some attend the Catholic school, St Joseph's, before going on to attend Painsley in Cheadle. The local Further education colleges in the area are Burton College and Stafford College.

TransportEdit

Bramshall previously had its own railway station on the Crewe to Derby Line and was the site of a junction with the Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway that closed to passengers in 1939. The Crewe to Derby line still passes the village and the nearest station is Uttoxeter

The nearest airport is East Midlands.

MediaEdit

The local newspaper covering the area is the Uttoxeter Echo

The local BBC Radio station is BBC Radio Stoke. Independent Local radio in the area includes Signal 1 and Touch FM.

Bramshall is covered by the Central ITV and BBC West Midlands TV regions both broadcast from Sutton Coldfield transmitting station.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://opendomesday.org/place/SK0633/bramshall/
  2. ^ GENUKI: Bramshall
  3. ^ Wars of the Roses A Gazetteer- 2 By Michael Ryan Jones [1]
  4. ^ Branselle (Bramshall) is listed in the Domesday Book as a possession of Robert of Stafford (as tenant-in-chief) whose own tenant was "Bagot" (https://opendomesday.org/place/SK0633/bramshall/)
  5. ^ Bramshall seems to have remained in another branch of the Bagot family as the estate of Sir John Bagot (c.1358-c.1437), MP, of Blithfield and Bagots Bromley, Staffs., centred upon Blymhill, Bramshall and Bagots Bromley (History of Parliament biog [2]
  6. ^ "The Erdeswyks had for many years been mesne tenants of Stafford family property in Bramshall" (biog. ERDESWYK, Hugh (c.1386-1451), of Sandon, Staffs. Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993 [3])

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bramshall at Wikimedia Commons