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Bradshaw, Greater Manchester

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Bradshaw is a village of the unparished area of South Turton in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. It gives its name to the larger Bradshaw electoral ward, which includes Harwood. within the Historic County of Lancashire, Bradshaw lies on the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors. History Toponymy The toponymy of Bradshaw is derived from the Old English adjective Brad from which our modern word broad is evolved, and the Old English word sceaga – anglicised to shaw – a copse. The two elements together mean a broad copse. In early deeds and documents of the 13th Century the name is spelt Bradeshaye and later Bradshaigh. The Manor of Bradshaw Henry Bradshaw held land in the area in 1235, and the Bradshaws were an important Lancashire family in the late 1500s and early 1600s, especially during the movement against the King before the Civil War. John Bradshaw died in 1542 holding the Manor of Bradshaw. In 1694 the Lordship of
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