Bradwell, Milton Keynes

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Bradwell
Bradwell-windmill.JPG
The windmill near Bradwell village, beside the playing fields
Bradwell is located in Buckinghamshire
Bradwell

 Bradwell shown within Buckinghamshire
Population9,657 [1]
OS grid referenceSP 835 395
Civil parishBradwell
Unitary authorityMilton Keynes
Ceremonial countyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMILTON KEYNES
Postcode districtMK13
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentMilton Keynes North
Websitebradwell-pc.gov.uk
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Coordinates: 52°03′00″N 0°47′13″W / 52.05°N 0.787°W / 52.05; -0.787

Bradwell
Bradwell-windmill.JPG
The windmill near Bradwell village, beside the playing fields
Bradwell is located in Buckinghamshire
Bradwell

 Bradwell shown within Buckinghamshire
Population9,657 [1]
OS grid referenceSP 835 395
Civil parishBradwell
Unitary authorityMilton Keynes
Ceremonial countyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMILTON KEYNES
Postcode districtMK13
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentMilton Keynes North
Websitebradwell-pc.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Bradwell is an ancient village and modern civil parish that (since 1967) is part of Milton Keynes (ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire).[2] For a time, although it predates it, Bradwell was the supporting village for Bradwell Abbey, a Benedictine priory, founded in 1155 and dissolved in about 1540.

The village name is an Old English language word and means broad spring. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Bradewelle. The arrival of the London-Birmingham railway split the Abbey lands, with Bradwell village to the east of the line and the Abbey to the west. Both are now districts in their own right.

There is an YHA youth hostel in the village at grid reference SP 831 395 on the Sustrans National Cycle Network.

Civil Parish[edit source | edit]

Bradwell also constitutes a civil parish, consisting of the Bradwell village grid square along with Heelands, Rooksley, and Bradwell Common. The parish had a population of 9,389 according to the 2001 census. The parish is bounded by the railway line to the west, Monks Way to the north, Saxon Street to the east, and the Portway to the south.

Sport and Leisure[edit source | edit]

Bradwell has a Non-League football team Old Bradwell United F.C. who play at Abbey Road.

Bradwell has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V.

There are also a number of cricket fields and football fields in the Bradwell Village area.

Rooksley, at the western edge of the parish, has an important Karting track.

Demography[edit source | edit]

Bradwell compared
2001 UK CensusBradwell wardMilton Keynes UAEngland
Population12,445207,05749,138,831
Foreign born11.7%9.9%9.2%
White88.4%90.7%90.9%
Asian4.6%4.5%4.6%
Black4.0%2.4%2.3%
Christian61.6%65.5%71.7%
Muslim3.1%2.3%3.1%
Hindu1.5%1.3%1.1%
No religion23.7%21.6%14.6%
Unemployed3.7%3%3.3%
Retired7.8%9%13.5%

As of the 2001 UK census, the Bradwell electoral ward had a population of 12,445. (The ward has the same districts as the parish). The ethnicity was 88.4% white, 2.5% mixed race, 4.6% Asian, 4.0% black and 0.5% other. The place of birth of residents was 88.3% United Kingdom, 1% Republic of Ireland, 1.5% other Western European countries, and 9.2% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 61.6% Christian, 0.6% Buddhist, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Sikh, 0.3% Jewish, and 3.1% Muslim. 23.7% were recorded as having no religion, 0.6% had an alternative religion and 8.3% did not state their religion.[3]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 51.5% in full-time employment, 11.5% in part-time employment, 6.1% self-employed, 3.7% unemployed, 3.2% students with jobs, 2.8% students without jobs, 7.8% retired, 6.3% looking after home or family, 4.5% permanently sick or disabled and 2.7% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 22% retail, 13.6% manufacturing, 4.6% construction, 15.8% real estate, 7% health and social work, 6.8% education, 11% transport and communications, 4.6% public administration, 4.4% hotels and restaurants, 5.3% finance, 0.4% agriculture and 4.5% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in retail and transport and communications. There were a relatively low proportion in agriculture, health and social work, and construction. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 15.2% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[3]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ (Civil Parish)Neighbourhood Statistics 2011, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 

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