Bidston village is situated in an elevated position on Bidston Hill, overlooking Birkenhead, Wallasey, Moreton and Leasowe, with the Welsh hills beyond.

The village centre has a distinctly medieval street pattern and was the ancient parochial centre for the area. The circular nature of St Oswald’s Church grounds indicates that the settlement has an early origin and the fabric of the church has clear medieval elements.

The layout suggests that the village may go back well before the seventeenth century date of most of its cottages.

Bidston village is now characterised predominantly by historic farmsteads, retaining the distinctive historic character of the village and reinforcing the sense of separation between the village and the surrounding area.

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