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Bickley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Bickley, a township in Malpas parish, Cheshire, near Cholmondeley Castle, 3 miles E of Malpas. Acreage, 2473; population, 891. Post town, Malpas; money order and telegraph office, Cholmondeley. About a quarter of an acre of the surface, covered with trees, sank suddenly on 18 June, 1657, into a deep subterranean flood, long since dried up, leaving a chasm called the Barrel Fall. Two metal tablets, inscribed with a decree of the Emperor Trajan, were found in 1812, and conveyed to the British Museum.

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 
Registration districtWhitchurch1853 - 1935

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bickley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bickley 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 West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtSY13
Post TownWhitchurch