Bramcote is a settlement in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, about five miles west of Nottingham. It was a separate village but is now a suburb of Greater Nottingham. Originally, one of the main roads between Nottingham and Derby (about 15 miles apart) passed through the old village centre, entering a steep-sided cutting, that formed a blind bend. Today, the main Nottingham to Derby road is the A52, also called the Brian Clough Way.

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Town Street, Bramcote

Until the 1960s there was a country house estate on the north side of the village, but this has passed into public ownership. The house was demolished in 1968 and its grounds became a public park now known as 'Bramcote Hills Park'. This includes grassed parkland and wooded hillside. Nearby places are Beeston, Wollaton, Chilwell and Stapleford. Bramcote is part of the borough of Broxtowe, and votes for the Broxtowe constituency. Until 1974 it was part of Beeston and Stapleford Urban District, having been in Stapleford Rural District until 1935.

Bramcote is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population7,270 (Ward. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK 50608 37780
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG9
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament


The population of Bramcote is 9,270 with the average household having 2.30 people. The Broxtowe Ward population measured at the Census 2011 showed a population of 7,270.[1]

The percentage of residents who identify as White British is 82.7%, with 17.3% of the population originally from 41 different countries; the majority being from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Jamaica, Barbados, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Russia and Australia.

60.7% of the people of Bramcote consider themselves to be Christian with 3.6% considered to be Muslim, 2.8% are Hindu and 2.5% are followers of Sikhism. 22.6% of the people state that they have no religion.[2]


There are four local schools namely;

  • Bramcote C of E (Aided) Primary School
  • Bramcote Hills Primary School
  • The Bramcote School
  • Foxwood Foundation School and Technology College

In the village centre there is also a primary school, a pre-school nursery and a large recreational park, King George's Park, on its west side on the slopes of a hill with views out over the Erewash valley to the north and west. St John's College, Nottingham is a Church of England theological college situated in Bramcote on the southern edge.

There used to be a second comprehensive school in Bramcote, Bramcote Hills Sport & Community College [5], but this was recently found unsafe and demolished. Local school children were moved into the nearby Bramcote Park and Alderman White schools. The building has now been refurbished and is now the site of Bramcote Hills College Sixth Form.

In 2009, Bramcote Park Sports, Business & Enterprise School, Bramcote Hills College Sixth Form and Alderman White School joined together to form the White Hills Park Federation of Schools. Year 10 & 11 students are able to travel across sites to take part in cross federation lessons. They travel via school minibus.

Leisure centre

Bramcote Leisure Centre is located in Bramcote Park, just off the A52. It contains a 33m pool with waterslide (which was recently divided into a 25m pool and family splash pool), a teaching pool, a gym (currently being extended), junior gym, 5-a-side pitch (Home of the majorly successful local team the Bramcote Beers), health suite and creche [6]. The centre achieved Quest Accreditation in March 2008, [7] and in November 2008 was the first centre in Nottinghamshire to achieve the Aquamark, the ASA National Award Scheme for swimming programme quality [8] The Vitality fitness suite has recently had a £250k renovation, refurbishment and extension project completed, the poolside changing rooms have also been updated. The refurbishment programme was carried out by GPS construction (Nottingham) Ltd and overseen by Adam Smith (managing director).


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Rock cutting, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote

Nottingham City Transport[3]

  • 30: Nottingham - Ilkeston Road - Jubilee Campus - Wollaton Park - Bramcote - Wollaton Vale


  • i4: Nottingham - Stapleford - Sandiacre - Derby
  • 21: Nottingham - Kirk Hallam - Ilkeston
  • eighteen: Nottingham - Beeston - Stapleford
  • 20: Nottingham - Rylands - Beeston - Stapleford - Ilkeston - Heanor

Nottingham Community Transport[5]

  • L10: Wollaton - Bramcote - Beeston

Historical Landmarks

  • The Frances Longden Almshouses, on the top of Cow Lane.
  • The remains of Bramcote Hall, in Bramcote Park. Although the building was demolished, the bottom few layers of brick remain.
  • The Bramcote Manor House, a private building dating back to as early as Elizabethan & Post Civil-War.[6]
  • The Bramcote Memorial Hall, a building on Church Street erected in memory of those who died in the First World War.[7]


Saint Michael and All Angels Parish Church is the local Anglican (Church of England) church of Bramcote, and is situated on Church Street in Bramcote. In addition to a regular pattern of Sunday services at 9:00 am, 10:45 am and 6:30 pm, Saint Michaels's runs a comprehensive programme of spiritual and social activities for all ages; including Children and Young Peoples groups, Homegroups, Cafe Bramcote, Christian Basics Courses, Marriage Preparation and Enrichment courses and various other groups designed to provide a comprehensive level of pastoral care within the local community. Saint Michael's was built in 1861 and celebrated its 150th anniversary year in 2011. Its churchyard contains the war graves of three soldiers of World War I and one of World War II.[8] It was built to replace the old church (off Town Street) of which only the churchyard and tower now remain, as the other sections of the building were knocked down and the bricks used for building the new church. The old church is now also known as the Sunken Church.

Bramcote Methodist Church is on Chapel Street, Bramcote.

Emmanuel Church is an independent Evangelical church that meets in the Bramcote College [9] on Sunday mornings at 1030. There is also a programme for youth and children, a men's breakfast group, prayer groups and house groups.

Parks and open spaces

Sunset over Bramcote from just below Devils Bend

Bramcote Park is the biggest of the parks in Bramcote. With an extensive wooded area stretching from Bramcote Park School towards Stapleford, Wollaton and the former landfill site. The park is one of the few sites in Nottingham with a Green Flag Award. The park itself features an extensive children's playground, car park, easy access paths and a family friendly atmosphere.

King George's Park offers great views across Bramcote. It is on a steeply sloping site with a network of surfaced paths providing a link to the adjacent countryside. There are two free to use tennis courts in the park as well as a children's playground and several parking spaces.

Bramcote Ridge Open Space is an area of approximately 12 hectares (29 acres), consisting of a mosaic of acid grassland, naturally regenerating scrub and mature woodland. It is managed as a nature reserve, and is a designated Grade II SINC, (Site Important for Nature Conservation), and an 'Area of Restricted Development'. It is surrounded on three sides by residential development. There is no designated car parking area, but it can be accessed on foot from surrounding residential roads.

See also


  1. ^ "Broxtowe ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Broxtowe - UK Census Data 2011".
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ "Bramcote History Group: Manor House".
  7. ^ "Bramcote History Group: WW1".
  8. ^ [4] CWGC Cemetery Report, details from casualty record.

External links

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Alderman White School

Alderman White School is a mixed, 11-18 secondary school in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire. The school is a member of The White Hills Park Federation Trust and became and an Academy (English school) on 1 October 2012, rebranding from Alderman White School & Language College to Alderman White School. The school specialises in languages, and runs many language classes on a pay as you go basis which are offered to both students and the wider community.Bramcote Hills Sport & Community College was formally closed by Nottinghamshire County Council on 31 August 2009. The council agreed on 1 September 2009 to enlarge Alderman White School by incorporating the remaining site of Bramcote Hills School, following demolition of the unsafe upper school. Thus making Alderman White a split site school and increasing the number on the roll.

Borough of Broxtowe

Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the City of Nottingham. The population of the district as taken at the 2011 Census was 109,487. It is part of the Greater Nottingham metropolitan area. Broxtowe's neighbour to the west is the borough of Erewash, which is in Derbyshire.

Bramcote, Warwickshire

Bramcote is a village in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district of Warwickshire in England.

It is located just south of the B4114 road and adjacent to the M69 motorway. The population in 2001 was 321, which included the hamlet of Bramcote Mains a quarter of a mile to the south, and 214 armed services personnel at the nearby Gamecock Barracks. Population details for the 2011 Census can be found under Wolvey.

Bramcote Waters Golf Course lies to the east and Bramcote NHS Hospital to the north. Prior to the barracks at Bramcote being occupied by the Army, it was Royal Naval Air Station Bramcote H.M.S.Gamecock. During the war it was an R.A.F. station (RAF Bramcote).

Bramcote Hills

Bramcote Hills forms the northern area of the village and Nottingham suburb of Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, built in the 1950s. It is separated from the main part of the village by the A52 Derby Road (the Brian Clough Way). It takes the name from an old family seat of Bramcote Hills, the home of the Sherwin and Sherwin-Gregory family.

To the north is Bramcote Ridge, Bramcote Moor and Wollaton. To the southeast is the town of Beeston.

The Bramcote Hills Sport & Community College was located in the area — now the site is part of the Alderman White School and Language College. This together with the nearby Bramcote Park Business & Enterprise School forms the White Hills Park Federation. The Bramcote Hills Primary School is also based in Bramcote Hills.

Bramcote Hills Park is a stretch of woodland and fields that used to be a part of the manor house, but the house was demolished in 1968 and its grounds became the public park. You can still see the manor house ruins in Bramcote Hills Park today.

Bramcote Hills Sport and Community College

Bramcote Hills Sports and Community College was a mixed state school in Nottinghamshire. It taught children from 11 to 18 (Years 7-13). It is located in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire. It was part of the White Hills Park Federation with Executive Head Teacher, Kevin Dean, the School Leader, Mal Kerr.

Bramcote Hills Sports and Community College was formally closed by Nottinghamshire County Council on 31 August 2009. At the same time the council agreed from 1 September 2009, to enlarge Alderman White School and Language College, to incorporate the remaining site of Bramcote Hills School, following demolition of the unsafe upper school, this making Alderman White a split-site school.

Bramcote Lane tram stop

Bramcote Lane is a tram stop on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) network, in the district of Broxtowe and suburb of Chilwell. It is situated on reserved track close to a crossing over Bramcote Lane, and has side platforms flanking the track. Trams run at frequencies that vary between 4 and 8 trams per hour, depending on the day and time of day.Bramcote Lane stop opened on 25 August 2015, along with the rest of NET's phase two.

Bramcote School

Bramcote School was a preparatory school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. In 2012, the school merged with Scarborough College and is now known as Bramcote Junior School.

Burdett baronets

There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Burdett, two in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of Ireland. As of 2008 two of the creations are extant while one is dormant.

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Bramcote

The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Bramcote is a parish church in the Church of England in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire.

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit "War".

Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric Tic and Motown Records. He was backed by the band that would later become known as "Black Merda". Hawkins and Veasey of the group played on most of his early hits on the Ric Tic Label. Besides "War", Starr's songs "25 Miles" and "Stop the War Now" were also major successes in the 1960s. Starr's career shifted to the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where he continued to produce music, living there until his death.

Frederick Chatfield Smith

Frederic Chatfield Smith (11 June 1823 – 20 April 1905) was head of Smith's Bank in Nottingham and a British Conservative Party politician.Smith was the son of Samuel George Smith (1789-1863), of Goldings, Hertfordshire and his wife Eugenia Chatfield (1803-1838).Smith entered the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottinghamshire North when he was elected unopposed at the 1868 general election. He was re-elected unopposed in 1874, and stood down at the 1880.Frederic Chatfield Smith bought "Bramcote Hall" in Bramcote (Nottinghamshire) from Mr. Wilmot as home for his family and enlarged it considerably. Built in the early part of the nineteenth century, it was demolished in 1966.

Huw Swetnam

Huw Swetnam is a British slalom canoeist who has competed since the mid-2000s. He won a silver medal in the K-1 team event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell. He also won three medals in the same event at the European Championships (1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze).

He was born in Bramcote. He attended Bramcote hills Primary school and later the comprehensive.

RAF Bramcote

RAF Bramcote is a Royal Air Force station located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England during the Second World War. It later became HMS Gamecock and then Gamecock Barracks.

Robert M. W. Dixon

Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon (Gloucester, England, 25 January 1939) is a Professor of Linguistics in the College of Arts, Society, and Education and The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland. He is also Deputy Director of The Language and Culture Research Centre at JCU. Doctor of Letters (DLitt, ANU, 1991), he was awarded a prestigious Honorary Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa by JCU in 2018. Fellow of British Academy; Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and Honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America, he is one of three living linguists to be specifically mentioned in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics by P. H. Matthews (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Saint Raymond (musician)

Callum Burrows (born 30 March 1995), known professionally as Saint Raymond, is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham. He has released one album, four EPs and a number of singles.

Scarborough College

Scarborough College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3–18 years in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1898 and opened in 1901. The school has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since June 2006 – it offers the IB Diploma Programme in place of A-levels.

Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet, of Bramcote

Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet (3 August 1585 – ca. 1647) was an English Sheriff and baronet.

Burdett was born on 3 August 1585, the son of Robert Burdett and Mary Wilson. He married Jane Francis, daughter of William Francis and Elizabeth Francis, in 1602. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford on 6 May 1603. He held the office of High Sheriff of Derbyshire from 1610 to 1611. He was created 1st Baronet Burdett, of Bramcote, Warwickshire on 25 February 1619.

Burdett died circa 1647. He was buried at Repton, Derbyshire. His will was probated on 22 May 1647. His son Francis (10 September 1608 - 30 December 1696) inherited the baronetcy.

St John's College, Nottingham

St John's College, Nottingham, founded as the London College of Divinity, is an Anglican and interdenominational theological college situated in Bramcote, Nottingham, England. The college stands in the open evangelical tradition and states that its mission is "to inspire creative Christian learning marked by evangelical conviction, theological excellence and Spirit-filled life, that all who train with us might be equipped for mission in a world of change".St John’s trains students for licensed lay and ordained ministries in the Church of England and other denominations, independent students from a range of Christian contexts, and students for children's and youth ministries through its Midlands centre for the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (MCYM). It offers programmes for 'on site' study at its Bramcote campus, as well as a diversity of blended and distance learning courses, including specialist modules in pastoral care and counselling and church administration. Its academic awards are validated by Durham University and Gloucester University, and it also offers its own flexible, self-accredited Certificate in Christian Studies, which can be taken at variable speeds on a module-by-module basis.St John's is the only Anglican theological college in the East Midlands.

The Bramcote School

The Bramcote School is a mixed secondary school with academy status in Nottinghamshire. It teaches children from 11 to 16 (Years 7-11). It is located in Bramcote. The Head Of School is Heidi Gale. It is a member of The White Hills Park Federation Trust. On 1 October 2012 The Bramcote School rebranded from Bramcote Park Sports, Business & Enterprise School to The Bramcote School. In the summer of 2017, the school moved from its old site into buildings shared with Bramcote College Sixth Form, and began operating and branding under the name Bramcote College (although the name legally remains as The Bramcote School)

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