Bradshaw, Greater Manchester


Bradshaw, Greater Manchester

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 53.608
longitude = -2.399
metropolitan_county= Greater Manchester
population=
official_name= Bradshaw
metropolitan_borough= Bolton
region = North West England
constituency_westminster= Bolton North East
post_town= BOLTON
postcode_district = BL2
postcode_area= BL
dial_code= 01204
os_grid_reference= SD735125
Bradshaw is suburb of the unparished area of South Turton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. [http://www.gmcro.co.uk/guides/gazette/gazframe.htm Greater Manchester Record Office - Gazetteer Index] . URL accessed April 6, 2007.] Historically part of Lancashire, it lies on the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors.

History

Bradshaw is famous for its ""tower without a church and a church without a tower". This refers to St. Maxentius's Church in Bradshaw. This church was originally one of the earliest Chapels of Ease for Bolton Parish Church. The 16th century tower is all that is left of the original Chapel of Ease. The present 1872 church building is near, but separate from the tower.Billington, W.D. (1982). "From Affetside to Yarrow : Bolton place names and their history", Ross Anderson Publications (ISBN 0-86360-003-4).]

Until the 19th century Bradshaw was a township (or civil parish) of the ancient Parish of Bolton-le-Moors, in the Salford hundred of Lancashire. [http://www.gmcro.co.uk/guides/gazette/gazframe.htm Greater Manchester Record Office - Gazetteer Index] . URL accessed April 6, 2007.]

In 1837 Bradshaw joined with other townships (or civil parishes) in the area to form the Bolton Poor Law Union and took joint responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law in that area. [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Bolton/Bolton.shtml Bolton Workhouse] . URL accessed April 6, 2007.]

In 1894 Bradshaw became part of the Bolton Rural District which took responsibility over matters such as local planning, council housing, and playgrounds and cemeteries. This short lived Rural District was dissolved in 1898 and its civil parishes were divided into various local authorities. As a result of this, Bradshaw became part of the Turton Urban District. Under the Local Government Act 1972, Turton Urban District was abolished in 1974 and was split in two with the southern part (including Bradshaw) going to the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, and the rest remaining in Lancashire as part of the Borough of Blackburn. [http://www.gmcro.co.uk/guides/gazette/gazframe.htm Greater Manchester Record Office - Gazetteer Index] . URL accessed April 6, 2007.]

References

External links

* [http://www.bolton.org.uk/bradshaw.html Virtual Drive around Bradshaw]
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Bradshaw GENUKI - Bradshaw]

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