Bickley  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bickley like this:

BICKLEY, a township in Malpas parish, Cheshire: near Cholmondeley Castle, 3 ¼. miles NE of Malpas. Acres, 2,096. Real property, £2,790. Pop., 397. Houses, 73. About a quarter of an acre of the surface, covered with trees, sank suddenly with a thundering noise, on 18 June 1657, into a deep subterranean flood, long since dried up, leaving a chasm, called the Barrel Fall. Two metal tablets, inscribed with a decree of the Emperor Trajan, were found in 1812, and conveyed to the British museum. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Bickley through time

Bickley is now part of Chester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bickley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bickley, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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