Saighton

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Coordinates: 53°09′00″N 2°50′00″W / 53.15°N 2.833333°W / 53.15; -2.833333

Saighton
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Saighton Village
Saighton is located in Cheshire
Saighton
Saighton
 Saighton shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ 443 619
District Chester West and Chester
Shire county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chester
Postcode district CH3
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Saighton (/ˈstʌn/) is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, a few miles south of Chester. Saighton was a township in St. Oswald's ancient parish until 1866 when it became a civil parish."There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. The manor belongs to the Duke of Westminster. Saighton Grange is the chief residence."[1]

In 1870–72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Saighton like this:

"SAIGHTON, a township, with a village, in St. Oswald parish, Cheshire; 1½ mile S W of Waverton r. station, and 4 S S E of Chester. It has a post-office under Chester Acres, 1, 720. Real property, £2, 654. Pop., 272. Houses, 59. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Westminster. S. Hall is occupied by T. Smith,-Esq."[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Saighton Military Training Camp[edit]

Saighton camp is located on the border between Saighton and Huntington and covers an area of approximately 33 hectares. It was created between 1938 and 1939 for use as a military training camp during World War II. "It was originally used as a basic training facility for the army, and by 1940 light anti-aircraft batteries were already undergoing instruction at the camp. Saighton Camp subsequently became the Primary Training Centre for the 233 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment of the Royal Artillery. In 1949, following the end of the war, it briefly became Training Centre No 12 of the Royal Pioneer Corps, and in the 1950s and early 1960s the camp appears to have been used by the Royal Signals Corps. Later, in the 1970s, the Green Howards are recorded as occupying the site followed by the Gordon Highlanders from about 1975 until at least 1983. Afterwards, the site was converted into a medical training centre for the Royal Medical Corps and used to train Territorial Army and Reservists medical personnel, as well as Regular Army medical personnel."[3] "Recently as the site is brownfield and capable of accommodating significant new growth to meet Chester's future development requirements ... Since 2004, Indigo has been working closely with Chester City Council, Cheshire County Council, the Highways Agency and Government Office North West in promoting mixed-use redevelopment along with a new link road onto the A55. Indigo has been working with a full project team to prepare an overall masterplan for the site which addresses local highways and environmental issues."[4]

Saighton Primary School[edit]

St. Marys Parish Church

Saighton School is a church school that is located within the heart of Saighton on Saighton lane. The school works with the local Church -St Mary’s Bruera and attends local churches and the Cathedral for services and events throughout the year. Local clergy regularly visit the school. Each week the ‘Open the Book’ team lead Tuesday worship. Saighton school also focuses on helping 'fair trade' by selling goods and running events to raise money for an associated charity.[5]

St. Marys Parish Church Gate

St. Marys Parish Church[edit]

St Mary's Church, Bruera is in the small settlement of Bruera, which lies between the villages of Saighton and Aldford, in Cheshire, England. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. The church contains Norman elements, but it has been subjected to alterations and modifications, particularly in 1896.[6] Its benefice is combined with other churches St Peter, Waverton, and St John the Baptist, Aldford.[7]

Population[edit]

In 2011 Saighton had a total population of 202 persons with an even ratio of males to females according to the 2011 census. (see table) [8]

Total Population of Saighton 1881–2011

Occupational structure[edit]

In 1881 Saighton had a total population of 350 persons. The large majority of males at this time had occupations relating to Agriculture, where as the majority of females where servants. Other occupations included general laborers and persons engaged in domestic offices or services. Over 60 persons occupations at this time are unknown.[9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Saighton at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Genealogy Archives". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Saighton through time". Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "NAA Heratage consultants". Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mixed use saighton camp". Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sighton Primary School". Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary, Saighton (1136639)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 March 2012 .
  7. ^ St Mary, Bruera, Church of England, retrieved 1 March 2013 
  8. ^ "Saighton (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Vision Of Britain". Retrieved 1 May 2013.