Parish Village Summary

Bradwall is a small village and parish council in Cheshire East, about 2 mi (3.2 km) northwest of Sandbach parish council, south east Cheshire in the northwest of England. As the crow flies, the Irish Sea is about 37 mi (60 km) north west, Manchester city centre is about 22 mi (35 km) north, the county capital Chester is 22 mi (35 km) west, the Peak District is 13 mi (21 km) east, Stoke on Trent is 13 mi (21 km) southeast, and London is 150 mi (240 km) southeast (172 mi (277 km) by car).

Bradwall parish also includes the hamlets of Bradwall Green in the east, and Hollinsgreen in the west, which used to be called Hollins, and Bradwall-cum-Hollins that was noted for a 16th-century water-powered corn mill. There also used to be a hamlet called Hope in the parish. (Not to be confused with Bradwell in the Derbyshire parish of Hope.)

Bradwall civil parish was originally part of Sandbach Ancient Parish, and was created a separate parish from it in 1867. It also was part of Nantwich Hundred, Congleton Poor Law Union, Rural Sanitary District, and (after 1866) it formed part of Congleton Rural District until 1974, when it became part of the Borough of Congleton.

In terms of parliamentary representation, it is currently in Congleton Parliament Constituency, represented by Mrs Fiona Bruce MP. The local polling station is Bradwall Village Hall.

One of 112 Local Councils in Cheshire East, Bradwall Parish Council is currently chaired by Greg Gnyp.

There has been a Village Hall on the present site for many years and the present Bradwall Village Hall was built and opened in the early 1970’s, after a lot of fundraising by locals under the leadership of the late Lady Diana Balow. It is used by various local organisations, such as the Bee Keepers, Brownies, Sandbach Folk Dancers Club, Elworth Flower Arrangers Club and Sandbach and Sandbach Saxon Coss Probus Clubs. It hosts a wide variety of events, many of which are organised by the enthusiastic Village Hall Committee including quiz nights, plants fairs, rural touring network (two performances a year). The Village Hall is also available for hire for occasions such as weddings – a field is available for marquees, birthday and anniversary celebrations, school proms and theatre productions. The car park is often used for caravan rallies. Contact telephone 07887 923324 and email clerk@bradwall-in-cheshire.co.uk