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Brandlesholme is a suburb north of Bury in Greater Manchester, England, half-way between Bury town centre and Ramsbottom. Brandlesholme Road (B6214) is the main road through the area. At its furthermost south junction it meets with Tottington Road and Crostons Road, providing access to Bury Town Centre. Northwards at a stretch of open farmland, the road forks, bearing left to Greenmount with links to Tottington and Bolton, and right to Holcombe BrookSummerseat and Ramsbottom.

History of Brandlesholme

In the 13th century a small number of people were living in Brandlesholme. The name belonged to a family who looked after local forests on behalf of Henry III but following marriage they were replaced by the Greenhalgh family. This family lived in Brandlesholme Old Hall, one of the oldest buildings in Bury on the northern outskirts of Brandlesholme. The building has the remains of a medieval hall, a single story cruck-built structure with two farms and a Victorian wing built up around it.  A map at Rufford Old Hall shows that until at least 1610, Brandlesholme was known as Brandleffham (Brandlessham).

Historically, mills tended to be located along rivers and streams. Kirklees Brook runs to the west of Brandlesholme and in the 18th century mills stood on the site of the old Kirklees Bleach works, now demolished and redeveloped into a new housing estate named Miller Brook. In 1884, a French chemist, Hilaire de Charbonnet, Comte de Chardonnay, moved to the area to work on a cellulose-based fabric that became known as "Chardonnay silk". A forerunner of rayon it was an attractive cloth, but as was very flammable. Eventually, following numerous accidents, it was taken off the market. 

 

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All Saints Church Burrs Country Park Burrs Activity Centre Brandlesholme Methodist Church
Woodbank Cricket Club Bury West and North Children's Centre Brandlesholme Resident's Association
Incredible Edible Brandlesholme Hall Farm Cattery Brandlesholme Library Burrs Caravan Club
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 Useful Telephone Number to Local Services

                 

Greater Manchester Police

Police general number                                                  0161 872 5050

Non-emergency  number                                              101

Emergency number ONLY                                            999

Bury West Neighbourhood Policing Team                     0161 856 8181

Neighbourhood police email                                         burywest.npt@gmp.police.uk

GMP (Police) website                                                   www.gmp.police.uk

Crimestoppers                                                             0800 555 111

Bury Council

Main switchboard                                                        0161 253 5000

Emergency service outside office hours                      0161 253 6606

Dog Wardens                                                               0161 334 0042

Brandlesholme Library                                                 0161 253 5010

Environmental Services                                               0161 253 5353

Highways (road/path repairs)                                      0161 253 5353

Payable collection of household items                          0161 253 5353

Refuse Collection                                                         0161 253 5353

Street Lighting                                                            0161 253 5353

Youth Services                                                            0161 253 5353

Advice

David Nuttall MP                                                         0161 764 4548

Bury District Citizens Advice Bureau                          0844 826 9320

Bury Law Centre                                                          0161 272 0666

Trading Standards                                                      0345 040506

Support

Bury Carer’s Centre                                                     0161 200 1950

Bury Samaritans                                                          0161 764 0055

Bury Victim Support and Witness Services                 0161 797 3043

Fairfield Hospital                                                        0161  764 6081

Re>build                                                                       0161 764 0444