Sound and Broomhall

Neighbourhood in Cheshire East

Sound and Broomhall are two of the parishes in Cheshire East that are administered by Sound and District Parish Council (the other 4 being Austerson, Baddiley, Baddington, and Coole Pilate). They are served by the unitary authority of Cheshire East. Sound and Broomall fall in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury.

The neighbourhood is served by the ‘infill village’ of Aston and the ‘Local Service Centre’ of Wrenbury cum Frith which provide services such as a shop, post office, railway station and public houses.

Within the parishes are Sound and District Primary School and Broomhall Methodist Chapel.

A school was originally on the site of what is now The Old Post Office on the A530. In 1876 this was replaced by the current School building, which is a Grade II listed building. It has since been extended several times to accommodate increased pupil numbers and modern teaching methods.

The school continues to serve the parish both as a primary school and by holding social events for the local and school community. As a school it continues to develop and nurture the children and ensures they have the best learning experiences and the happiest of times at a beautiful school.


Recorded as BRUNHALA in the Domesday Book of 1086. From the Olde English pre 7th Century word ‘brom’, meaning broom or gorse. With ‘halh’, a nook or hollow. In the ‘hundred’ of Warmundestrou. The Lord in 1086 being William Malbank.


Sound, or Soond, is a name of Saxon origin which means a sandy place. The earliest records of Sound come from 1310. It was raided by Royalist forces in 1643, during the Civil War. The Methodist chapel was built in 1838, and a primary school on the boundary with Broomhall opened in 1876. Other historic buildings include a rare example of a malt kiln nr Sound Hall.

The River Weaver runs along the southern boundary and the Welsh Marches railway line crosses the parish. The area is mainly agricultural, with dairy farming predominating. The flat terrain has an average elevation of around 60 metres. There is a small Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve named Sound Heath (also known as Sound Common), which forms an important habitat for freshwater invertebrates and breeding birds. Nationally scarce species observed here include the mud snail, great raft spider, a species of water scavenger beetle and the beautiful snout moth.

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