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Bickerton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Bickerton, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Malpas parish, Cheshire. The township lies 2½ miles W of Cholmondeley, 2 SE of Broxton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 NE of Malpas, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Broxton. Acreage of the township, 1694; population, 335. Bickerton Hill commands a fine view, and has yielded some Roman coins. The ecclesiastical parish is more extensive than the township, as it includes the townships of Broxton, Bulkeley, Duckington, Egerton, and Larkton. Population, 1274. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £286 with residence. The church is small and plain. There is also a mission room at Bulkeley, opened in 1893.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishMalpas 
Poor Law unionNantwich 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bickerton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Bickerton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtSY14
Post TownMalpas