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Bickerton

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"BICKERTON, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Malpas, containing 370 inhabitants. On the summit of a hill, in this township, there is an intrenchment called Maiden Castle." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Bickerton was a township in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 5153), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Gallantry Bank.
  • The population was 270 in 1801, 398 in 1851, 323 in 1901, 256 in 1951, and 234 in 2001.
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Cemeteries

  • Bickerton Cemetery. Opened 1880.
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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ504527 (Lat/Lon: 53.069222, -2.741701), Bickerton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)