Bromley Cross is a suburb of the unparished area of South Turton in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It gives its name to the larger Bromley Cross electoral ward, which includes Eagley, Egerton, and Cox Green. Historically a part of Lancashire, Bromley Cross lies on the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors.
In the 16th century, Arthur Bromley of Turton married Isabell Orrell, the granddaughter of the Lord of the manor of Turton. It is from this family the place derives its name. It is supposed that there may once have been an ancient cross in the locality, although no physical evidence of it has been found.
Bromley Cross is a residential area, and in the 19th century was part of the township of Turton, and from 1898 part of Turton Urban District. The village of Bromley Cross grew in the 19th century in association with many factories and bleachworks, which used water power obtained from the Eagley Brook and its tributaries.
In the northern area is the "Last Drop Village", a collection of old farmhouses and farmbuildings which were restored in the 1960s into a pub, restaurant, bistro, craft shops, hotel and conference centre.
In September 2011 it was noted that the area of Bromley Cross was rated the fifth best place in Britain to raise a family, taking into account the rates of crime, schooling, amenities and affordable homes.
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