Place:Bickley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBarmeresource: hamlet in parish
Bickley Mosssource: hamlet in parish
Bickley Townsource: hamlet in parish
Bickleywoodsource: hamlet in parish
Cross Lanessource: hamlet in parish
Hetherson Greensource: hamlet in parish
No Man's Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Bicheliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.0317°N 2.6993°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Malpas, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Malpas Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bickley is a civil parish which since 2009 has been located in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 498. The parish includes the villages of Bickley Town and Bickley Moss.

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Prior to 1866 Bickly was a township in the ancient parish of Malpas in the Broxton Hundred. It had a population of 435 in 1801, 467 in 1851, 383 in 1901, and 325 in 1951. In addition to Bickley Town and Bickley Moss, it included the hamlets of Barmere, Bickleywood, Cross Lanes, Hetherson Green, and part of No Man's Heath and Willey Moor. (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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