History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The house is a superb example of Cheshire "black and white" half-timbering, and one of the largest timber-framed houses in the northwest. The core of the house was built in the 14th century, with later Tuor and Jacobean additions around a central courtyard. The final effect, almost self-consciously romantic, is the result of a Victorian rebuilding program.
Bramall was the home of the Davenport family for over 500 years, but the interior preserves little of the family's history. There are fine Tudor rooms, though they are sparsely furnished, but at least this allows good views of the period plasterwork, the original timber roof in the solar, and 16th century wall paintings throughout. In addition the Victorian kitchen and servants' quarters have been restored. A regular programme of "living history" exhibits and educational activities for children take place throughout the year.
The house is surrounded by 64 acres of lovely parks and gardens, including nature trails and woodland walks.
About Bramall Hall
Address: Bramhall Park, Hall Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, England, SK7 3NX
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: off the A5102
Website: Bramall Hall
Phone: 0161 474 2020
Historic Houses Association
OS: SJ890 864
Photo Credit: Bob Abell, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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