Nag's Head, Haughton
Haughton shown within Cheshire
|Population||223 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire East|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Haughton (or Haughton Moss) is a village and civil parish which lies northwest of Nantwich in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 Census, its population was 223 and has four fully active farms.
The village name of Haughton derives from a Norman surname, although not much is known about the Haughton family history from this time. However, the land to which the family gives its name was granted to them by William the Conqueror, for their help in the Battle of Hastings.
A 3 cm long silver gilt crucifix was discovered in a field near the village in 2002. The artifact, likely to have been worn around the neck on a chain, was dated as late fourteenth or early fifteenth century by experts at the British Museum.
The Nags Head public house, a half timbered building dating back to 1629, is situated in the village.
A war memorial mounted on a brick plinth on Long Lane was originally from neighbouring Radmore Green chapel. It was rescued by local residents Derek Rogers and Tom Dawson when the chapel was converted to a dwelling. It is dedicated to those associated with the chapel and the village, who fought in the First World War.
Every year, Haughton Hall gardens are opened to the public, it features a medium-sized garden; filled with rhododendrons, azaleas, shrubs, a rock garden, a lake with a temple, a waterfall and a collection of ornamental trees.
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- "Ancient Haughton". Rootsweb. Retrieved 13 June 2007.
- "Tudor 'medallion man' cross found". BBC News. 6 February 2002. Retrieved 13 September 2007.
- "War Memorial, Haughton & Spurstow, Cheshire.". Retrieved 7 November 2008.
- Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008
- BBC Domesday Reloaded - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-356000-354000
Media related to Haughton, Cheshire at Wikimedia Commons