Introducing a new way of living...
Barratt is proud to present Hanham Hall, your opportunity to enjoy a completely new lifestyle in one of the country's most unique new home developments.
About this website
Hanham Hall Hub is designed to be a useful information source for residents and home owners at the new Hanham Hall Development. Registered users can do things like:
- View home-specific documentation and information about their home
- Contact the various companies and bodies involved in the development
- Receive customer service and after-care regarding their investment
- View bills online and find out ways in which to arrange payments
- Read recent development news and important notifications from the development's management agents
- Find out information about the development, ground and recycling information
- And more...!
Hanham is a picturesque village to the East of Bristol, where residents enjoy a quieter lifestyle that's still within easy reach of the city centre. On the high street, you will find a range of shops as well as a community centre and a choice of places to eat, which includes one of the oldest pubs in England. Local schools cater for children of all ages, from small children embarking on their first years in education to teenagers, making it an ideal location for families.
Hanham Hall couldn't be better placed for commuters and those living locally alike. The development is close to both the extensive road network, Bristol Airport and Bristol Parkway, which is on the main Bristol to London rail line.
Hanham Hall - History
Hanham Hall developed from a medieval manorial site into a gentry estate. The house was built by Richard Jones, the son of a Bristol draper, in 16551 but it very probably contains an earlier medieval core. It was passed to his nephew (Thomas Tyre of Hardwick) in 1697 and then sold to Kedgwin Webley of London in 1726 whose daughter succeeded to the estate. The estate was sold to James Emerson in 1791 and again in 1803, this time to Samuel Whittuck, a wealthy landowner and industrialist. The Whittucks remained in ownership until the estate was sold in 1916 to the Rev. H.N. Burden, who had worked out of London and Bristol as a promoter of treatment for 'inebriates' and mentally-ill children.
1 There is no verifiable documentary reference to this, although it is a date quoted in Pevsner's Buildings of England.
Hanham Hall During the 20th Century
Hanham Hall was opened in 1917 as a mental institution, one of Burden's National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control, which he had founded with his wife in 1902 and was centred on the Stoke Park Colony north of Bristol. This formed the nucleus of the present Purdown Hospital and the renowned Burden Institute. Hanham passed into government hands in 1948, and there are comprehensive records that illustrate the substantial alterations that the site was subjected to in this period and drawings still remain on-site. An assessment centre to serve the local community was opened in 1962. Hanham was closed as a hospital in 2000 and, after a public consultation and exhibition held in October 2004, it was transferred from the NHS to English Partnerships under the 'Hospital Sites Programme'.
[Source: English Heritage Publications, page 41]