Brooklands, Greater Manchester

Brooklands is an area of Greater Manchester, England, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) southwest of Manchester city centre. It had a population of 24,796 at the 2011 census (10,434 in Trafford and 14,362 in Manchester).[1][2]

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Brooklands Road
Brooklands is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population24,796 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ791905
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALE
Postcode districtM33
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°24′40″N 2°18′49″W / 53.411089°N 2.3137°W / 53.411089; -2.3137Coordinates: 53°24′40″N 2°18′49″W / 53.411089°N 2.3137°W / 53.411089; -2.3137


The area is named after Samuel Brooks, a Manchester banker and businessman who, in 1856, bought a parcel of land in this area from the Earl of Stamford; he also made further purchases later.

Transport linksEdit

The area was crossed by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway, which opened in 1849. A road crossed this railway between Sale and Timperley stations, and in 1855, 45 residents petitioned for a station there. The company took no action but in 1859, Brooks negotiated terms for a station. He offered an acre of land for £200 with a guarantee of compensation if it did not pay. The unofficial name Brooks's land soon became Brooklands, and the station so named opened there on 1 December 1859.

The Manchester Metrolink tram network passes through the district; Brooklands Station lies on the route between Manchester city centre and Altrincham.

In 1862, Brooks built a private road running southeast from the station, with land for superior housing. This ran (and still runs) all the way to the A538 AltrinchamWilmslow road at Hale, making use of the earlier Roaring Gate Lane for part of the journey.[3]


The area elects three councillors to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council via its Trafford ward,[4] currently Chris Boyes[5] and David Hopps[6] of the Conservative Party and Steven Longden of the Labour Party.

It also elects three councillors to Manchester City Council via its Manchester ward.[7] Currently, all three councillors, Sue Murphy (also Council Deputy Leader),[8] Sue Cooley,[9] and Glynn Evans[10] are members of the Labour Party.

Both wards are represented in Westminster by Mike Kane MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East.[11]

Brooklands cemeteryEdit

Some notable individuals who are buried in Brooklands cemetery are:


  1. ^ "Area: Brooklands (Trafford Ward)". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Area: Brooklands (Manchester Ward)". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ Brackenbury, Allan (November 1993). "The Road from Brooklands Station". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society. 31/4 (156): 170–174. ISSN 0033-8834.
  4. ^ List of councillors and ward map:
  5. ^ "Councillor Chris Boyes". Trafford MBC. 25 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Councillor David Hopps". Trafford MBC. 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ List of councillors and ward map:
  8. ^ "Sue Murphy". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Susan Cooley". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Glynn Evans". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Wards in Trafford: Wythenshawe & Sale East Constituency". Trafford MBC. 25 March 2017.