Place:Bicknor, Kent, England

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NameBicknor
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.3°N 0.667°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHollingbourne Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Maidstone (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Bicknor is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent, England, north-east of Maidstone and south-west of Sittingbourne. It had a population of 68 according to the 2001 census.

Bicknor was a civil parish in Hollingbourne Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Maidstone non-metropolitan district.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bicknor from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BICKNOR,-anciently Bykenore-a parish in Hollingbourn [registration] district, Kent; 3¾ miles SSW of Sittingbourne [railway] station, and 7 ENE of Maidstone. Post Town, Stockbury, under Sittingbourne. Acres: 631. Real property: £653. Population: 53. Houses: 8. The property is divided. Bicknor Place is the seat of T. Whitehead, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £115: Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is small, and very early Norman."

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