Bradnop

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Bradnop
Bradnop Church - geograph.org.uk - 224611.jpg
Bradnop Church
Bradnop is located in Staffordshire
Bradnop
Bradnop
Bradnop shown within Staffordshire
Population310 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK0155
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLeek
Postcode districtST13 7
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
53°05′N 1°59′W / 53.09°N 01.98°W / 53.09; -01.98Coordinates: 53°05′N 1°59′W / 53.09°N 01.98°W / 53.09; -01.98

Bradnop is a village in Staffordshire, England, located just a few miles to the southeast of the market town of Leek. The name Bradnop was first recorded in 1197, and gets its name from the Old English words "bradan", meaning broad, and "hop", meaning enclosed valley. Historically Bradnop was a township of the parish of Leek parish, and later became a civil parish in its own right, with an area 3,568 acres (1,444 hectares).[2]

Transport[edit]

In the past, Bradnop was once served by a railway station (on the Cauldon Lowe branch, though however trains on the nearby preserved Churnet Valley Railway pass by Bradnop, but only to as far as Ipstones. Also at Bradnop, lies the 36yd long Bradnop Tunnel also the branch and possibly the shortest on the line as well as the CVR itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 7: Leek and the Moorlands". accessed via British History Online. 1996. pp. 169–175. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bradnop at Wikimedia Commons