Place:Pickmere, Cheshire, England

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NamePickmere
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.283°N 2.467°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located 1894-1974
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Pickmere is a village and civil parish near Knutsford in the Borough of Cheshire East. It had a population of 541 according to the UK census of 2001. It is situated on a lake called Pick Mere (mere is another word for lake).

Pickmere is home to one of the radio telescopes that make up the Jodrell Bank MERLIN (Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network) radio telescope array linking six observing stations that together form a powerful telescope with an effective aperture of over 217 kilometres.

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Pickmere was one of the townships of the parish of Great Budworth in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 148 in 1801, 242 in 1851, 203 in 1901, 411 in 1951, and 541 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.


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