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Brooklands
Brooklands Road, Sale. - geograph.org.uk - 23015.jpg
Brooklands Road
Population 24,796 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SJ791905
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALE
Postcode district M33
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Wythenshawe and Sale East
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°24′40″N 2°18′49″W / 53.411089°N 2.3137°W / 53.411089; -2.3137Coordinates: 53°24′40″N 2°18′49″W / 53.411089°N 2.3137°W / 53.411089; -2.3137

Brooklands is an area of Greater Manchester, England, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) southwest of Manchester city centre. It had a population of 24,796 at the 2011 census (10,434 in Trafford and 14,362 in Manchester).

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The area was crossed by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway, which opened in 1849. A road crossed this railway between Sale and Timperley stations, and in 1855, 45 residents petitioned for a station there. The company took no action but in 1859, Brooks negotiated terms for a station. He offered an acre of land for £200 with a guarantee of compensation if it did not pay. The unofficial name Brooks's land soon became Brooklands, and the station so named opened there on 1 December 1859.

The Manchester Metrolink tram network passes through the district; Brooklands Station lies on the route between Manchester city centre and Altrincham.

In 1862, Brooks built a private road running southeast from the station, with land for superior housing. This ran (and still runs) all the way to the A538 AltrinchamWilmslow road at Hale, making use of the earlier Roaring Gate Lane for part of the journey.

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