infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.1145
longitude= -2.1732
official_name= Biddulph
shire_district= Staffordshire Moorlands
shire_county= Staffordshire
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Staffordshire Moorlands
post_town= Stoke-on-Trent
postcode_district = ST8
postcode_area= ST
dial_code= 01782
os_grid_reference= SJ8857
population= 20,045 (2003 Estimate)
:"For the record label, see Biddulph Recordings":"For the actor, see Cyril Biddulph"

Biddulph is a town in Staffordshire, England, just north of Stoke-on-Trent and near to Congleton, Cheshire.

Biddulph is a town steeped in history, within the bowl created by the ridges of Mow Cop and Biddulph Moor, there are ancient burial mounds; evidence of the English Civil War; the bubonic plague; Black Bull Colliery; tombs of possible Crusader knights; an Iron Age fort; and the site of a meeting of part of the Methodist Movement with the Wesleys. Also at Biddulph are:-
* Biddulph Grange a house and landscaped gardens owned by the National Trust.

Water runs both east and west from Biddulph - to the east it is the source of the river Trent, to the west it is the Liverpool and Manchester canal system - and thus it can be said to be the true centre of England.

Origin of the name

Biddulph's name may come from Anglo-Saxon "bī dylfe" = "beside the pit or quarry"; but some said that the name Biddulph is a corruption of "the Saxon Bidulfe signifying Wolf Slayer" and as a result the Biddulph family crest is a Wolf Rampant.


Biddulph has one high school (years 9 to 11) with a sixth form (years 12 to 13). The school was awarded sports college status in 2002.Biddulph also has two middle schools: Woodhouse Middle School and James Bateman Junior High School (formerly Park Middle School). These are fed by several first schools such as : Kingsfield First School, Knypersley First School, Squirrel Hayes First School, Ox Hey Primary School, and several more.

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