Bickerton, Cheshire

Bickerton, Cheshire

Bickerton, Cheshire

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Bickerton is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, about eight miles (13 km) north of Whitchurch in Shropshire. The parish also includes the small settlement of Gallantry Bank, with a total population of over 200. The two Bickerton Hills also lie partly within the civil parish.

History

Bickerton appears in the Domesday survey as Bicretone. It was owned by Drogo from Robert FitzHugh, baron of Malpas, and was found waste at the time of the survey. Woodland extending to half a league (about ¾ mile) was recorded.Husain BMC. Cheshire under the Norman Earls: 1066–1237, A History of Cheshire Vol. 4 (JJ Bagley, ed.), pp. 12–13, 26 (Cheshire Community Council) The name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and relates to bees.Phillips ADM, Phillips CB (eds). A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire p. 24, (Cheshire County Council & Cheshire Community Council Publications Trust; 2002)

Geography

The majority of the two Bickerton Hills falls within the civil parish, although the parts of the hills are in the Duckington, Larkton and Harthill parishes. Raw Head (; 227 metres) lies north of the A534, while the southerly hill (212 m) lies south of the road, immediately northwest of Bickerton village. (accessed 28 May...
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