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Coordinates: 52°55′59″N 1°15′00″W / 52.933°N 1.25°W / 52.933; -1.25

Bramcote
Bramcote is located in Nottinghamshire
Bramcote

 Bramcote shown within Nottinghamshire
District Broxtowe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG9
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Broxtowe
List of places: UK • England • Nottinghamshire

Bramcote is a settlement in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, about five miles south-west of Nottingham. It was a separate village but is now a suburb of Greater Nottingham. Originally one of the main roads between the cities of Nottingham and Derby (about 15 miles apart) passed through the village centre. Nowadays the main Nottingham - Derby road (the A52 - called the Brian Clough Way in honour of the late football manager who brought success to both Derby County and Nottingham Forest passes a little to the north of the village centre, partially cutting the centre from the Bramcote Hills part of the village. The original road snakes through the old centre entering a steep-sided cutting just south of the centre, forming a blind bend known as 'Devils Bend'.

Sunset over Bramcote from just below Devils Bend

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 Park'. This includes grassed parkland and wooded hillside. Nearby places are Beeston, Wollaton, Chilwell and Stapleford. Bramcote is part of the Borough of Broxtowe. Until 1974 it was part of Beeston and Stapleford Urban District, having been in Stapleford Rural District until 1935.

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Schools

There are four local schools namely;

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 [3], but this was recently found unsafe and demolished. Local school children were moved into the nearby Bramcote Park and Alderman White school's. Although despite this, Bramcote college is still open on the old Bramcote Hills site, and work is underway to rennovate rooms and improve the building to a high standard.

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 [4]. The centre achieved Quest Accreditation in March 2008, [5] and in November 2008 was the first centre in Nottinghamshire to achieve the Aquamark, the ASA National Award Scheme for swimming programme quality [6] The Vitality fitness suite has recently had a £250k rennovation, refurbishment and extension project completed.

Churches

The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Bramcote is the local Anglican (Church of England website) Parish Church of Bramcote. In addition to a regular pattern of Sunday services at 9:00am, 10:45am and 6:30pm, St. 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. St. Michael's was built in 1861 and is on Church Street. St. Michael's was built to replace the old church St. Luke's (off Town Street) of which only the churchyard and tower remain.

Bramcote Methodist Church is on Chapel Street, Bramcote.

Emmanuel Church is an independent Anglican church that meets in the Bramcote Hills Sport & Community College [7] on Sunday mornings (1030) during the summer months and Sunday afternoons (1530) during the winter months. There is also a programme for youth and children, a men's breakfast group, prayer groups and house groups.

King George's Park

This 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 Park

The bigger of the 2 parks in Bramcote. With a vast 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.

Other information

Local public houses are The Sherwin Arms and The White Lion (known locally as the 'Top House').

The Bramcote Hills Community Association [8] looks after the interests of residents on the north east side of the village.

The oldest parts of the village are designated as a conservation area. Bramcote Conservation Society [9] monitors the care and preservation of buildings of historic and architectural interest within the conservation area and its surroundings.

In recent years, Bramcote has become increasingly popular with higher income households and local footballers, with many new large homes being built around the Cow Lane and Beeston Fields Drive area. Many of the homes on Beeston Fields Drive have a value of over 1 Million Pounds, and in 2008 it was revealved that the road had the highest average house price in the whole of the East Midlands[10]. Soul legend Edwin Starr lived there up to his death in 2003.

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