Bicton, Shropshire

Bicton, Shropshire Family History

Bicton is an ecclesiastical district, with Rosshall, Onslow, Calcott, Montford Bridge, Preston Montford and Udlington, formed in 1853 from the parishes of St. Alkmund and St. Chad, Shrewsbury, four miles from Shrewsbury.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1853

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion

Parishes adjacent to Bicton

  • Montford
  • Shrewsbury St Alkmund
  • Shrewsbury St Chad
  • Fitz

Historical Descriptions

Bicton

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bickton, a chapelry in the parish of St Chad, within the liberty of the borough of Shrewsbury, county of Salop; 3½ miles north-west by west of Shrewsbury, on the post-road to Oswestry, and intersected by the river Severn, which is here navigable. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Chester; valued at £20 4s., and rated in the parliamentary returns at £47 10s.; gross income £60; in the patronage of the vicar of St. Chad. Pop. returned with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Bicton The Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bickton; or Bicton. A township in the parish of St. Chad, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury, chapel to St. Chad, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 3 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Copthorn

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Copthorn. A township in the parish of Bickton, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 1½ mile west of Shrewsbury.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Directories

Bicton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Shrewsbury Incorporation
  • Hundred: Ford
  • Province: Canterbury