No Man’s Heath & District Parish Council – Districts


No Man’s Heath and District is a predominantly rural area that is situated in the vicinity of the Cheshire town of Malpas, and is in close proximity of the London to Birkenhead A41 trunk road. The parish district comprises of the settlements of Bickley, Edge, Hampton, Larkton and No Mans Heath. Parish boundaries were created in May 2007 with the amalgamation of Bickley Parish Council, Edge & Larkton Parish Council and Hampton. The 2011 census shows that the total area of the parish is 2313 hectares (5712 acres), with a population of 1132 and 459 residential properties. The area also contains a number of farmsteads, shops, equestrian estate, a Post Office, vet, restaurants, public house, a number of cottage industries and a small industrial estate at Hampton. Each village of the parish has its own history and heritage.


Bickley

The name Bickley is believed to originate from the Anglo-Saxon word for bees. Situated between the A41 and A49 roads, the rural community of Bickley parish includes the villages of Bickley Town and Bickley Moss. Containing a number of aesthetic landscapes and listed buildings, the parish is also home to the Grade II listed St Wenefrede’s Church. Constructed in 1892 for the 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley, the sandstone walled St Wenefrede’s Church was designed by the John Douglas firm of Douglas and Fordham. More details of services and events at St Wenefrede’s Church can be obtained via the following link: Click here…


Hampton

Hampton parish boundaries contain a blend of residential properties, rural landscapes, farmsteads, equestrian estates, veterinary, industrial and restaurant enterprises. A walking route through a predominantly rural section of the parish, can be navigated via the Sandstone Trail. Hampton’s picturesque section of this long distance path bisects Manor House stables and Hampton Green, before hugging the eastern boundaries of the parish. Further details of the Sandstone Trail can be found via the following link: Click here…


Map shows the No Man’s Heath and District Parishes of; Bickley, Edge, Hampton, Larkton and No Man’s Heath.


Edge

The picturesque rural parish of Edge contains a number of farm estates, residential dwellings and a smattering of countryside enterprises. The area also includes the Grade II* listed Edge Hall. Dating from the early 17th century, the Jacobean exterior of Edge Hall was added from the early 18th century onwards. Further details of the hall can be found via the following link: Click here…


Larkton

Larkton’s name is believed to derive from the ancient English word for farm or settlement.  Overlooked by the National Trust area of Bickerton Hill, the sparsely populated rural parish of Larkton consists of a few farmsteads and a small number of residential properties. In addition to the Sandstone Trail (part of which transits the parish), there are a number of National Trust walks on the northern boundaries of Larkton, including routes to the Scheduled Ancient Monument at Maiden Castle. For more details of area walks please click on the following link: Click here…


No Man’s Heath

First recorded in the late 15th century as Nomonheath, the name gradually transformed to that of No Man’s Heath. The name is believed to originate from the historical rights of being able to use the land as ‘Common Land’ for the grazing of livestock, or the collection of wood or turf for fuel. The village is predominantly residential and contains a Premier shop and Post Office, the Wheatsheaf Inn and a number of rural enterprises. Back Lane of the village is home to an artistic memorial dedicated to the 17th century travels of Celia Fiennes. More information relating to this unique and fascinating lady’s travels through the counties of England (including her intimidating experience whilst passing through No Man’s Heath) can be found via the following link: Click here…

Defibrillators: The parish contains four public defibrillators which are located in the area of: the public telephone box at Hampton, Coronation Hall at Bickley, the Wheatsheaf Inn at No Man’s Heath and D Wise Ltd at No Man’s Heath.