Bramall Hall

To celebrate Mum’s birthday, the weekend before last we went to Bramall Hall in Stockport.

Bramall Hall is a magnificent example of a Tudor black and white timber-framed manor house. The earliest parts of the building are actually pre-Tudor and date back to the 14th Century. However the bulk of the house is 16th Century, with 19th Century Victorian additions.

Like with many historic properties in the UK, taking photographs indoors is strictly prohibited, so unfortunately I only have exterior shots to share. This is a shame because Bramall is home to some lovely and quite well-preserved painted wall decorations from the Tudor era. If you’re ever in the vicinity then I highly recommend a visit and I would definitely join the guided tour, it really was excellent and is included as part of the entrance fee.

For those of you who watched the first season of the excellent BBC comedy drama “Last Tango in Halifax“, you may recognise Bramall as one of the locations that they used. Hopefully it will also feature in the planned second series as well.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

6 Responses to “Bramall Hall”

  1. Leanne Cole

    That looks like a fantastic place to visit, we don’t have places like that here, we are too new. I find it odd that they won’t let you take photos inside, maybe it is a flash thing, they don’t want people using flash and since some can’t work out how to stop it they decided no photos. I think it is something that is happening in many places.


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