Great Boughton

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Great Boughton
The Peacock - - 68131.jpg
The Peacock public house, Great Boughton
Great Boughton is located in Cheshire
Great Boughton
Great Boughton
Great Boughton shown within Cheshire
Population 2,627 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ421654
Civil parish
  • Great Boughton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°10′59″N 2°51′58″W / 53.183°N 2.866°W / 53.183; -2.866Coordinates: 53°10′59″N 2°51′58″W / 53.183°N 2.866°W / 53.183; -2.866

Great Boughton is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It includes the villages of Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross. It had a population of 2,627 according to the 2011 census.[1]

This early Ordnance Survey map shows Great Boughton as being a much smaller settlement just to the east of the city of Chester.

It is sometimes confused with the separate settlement of Boughton, which lies just to the west, within the boundaries of the city of Chester.

In the 1870s, Great Boughton was described as:

a township and a district in Cheshire. The township is in St. Oswald parish, and partly within Chester city; and lies on the Chester and Crewe railway, 1 mile E of Chester.[2]
The total population of Great Boughton, Cheshire, as reported by the Census of Population from 1881 to 2011

Great Boughton is a parish that comprises the villages of Boughton Heath, Caldy Valley, Vicars Cross and a section of Huntington. Attractions include the Sandy Lane Aqua Park with ferry to Meadows, Caldy Valley Nature Reserve and Boughton Hall Cricket Club. Great Boughton came into the news when a controversial development at the disused Saighton Camp caused the building of a new roundabout. The roundabout now creates delays especially on the A41 where tailbacks frequently reach 2 miles.


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward had a population of 8,984 at the 2011 census.[3]

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  1. ^ "Great Boughton (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton and Co. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 May 2015.