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Bidston, Wirral

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Bidston, Wirral

Bidston is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula. In modern days is a mixture of the well-preserved Bidston Village, Bidston Hill, the industrial estate Bidston Moss and a modern housing estate. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.
Post townPRENTON
Administrative CountyWirral
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ2890
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population10,446 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Bidston, Wirral has been known in the past

Biddestone ~ Bidston With Ford ~ Bidstone

Bidston, Wirral in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bidston, par. with ry. sta., W. Cheshire, near Birkenhead, 4260 ac., pop. 2487. Bidston Hill commands a good view of surrounding country; a lighthouse stands on the hill, showing a fixed light (Bidston) 300 ft. above high-water, and visible at 3 miles.

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