Huntington, Cheshire

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Huntington village centre.jpg
Village centre
Huntington is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population2,115 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ423644
Civil parish
  • Huntington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHESTER
Postcode districtCH3
Dialling code01244
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°10′23″N 2°51′47″W / 53.173°N 2.863°W / 53.173; -2.863Coordinates: 53°10′23″N 2°51′47″W / 53.173°N 2.863°W / 53.173; -2.863

Huntington is a civil parish on the southern outskirts of Chester in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population of the entire civil parish was 1,961,[1] increasing to 2,115 at the 2011 census.[2]

Huntington (Hunditone) It is known to have existed at the time of William the Conqueror's Domesday Book in 1086[3] on land held by St. Werburgh's Church. The population according to the census of the 1801 was 111, becoming 129 in 1851, 121 in 1901 and 2,614 in 1951.[4]


The main road through the village, Chester Road (B5130), links Chester, which is less than a mile to the north, with the villages of Farndon and Aldford to the south. The A55 (North Wales Expressway) passes through the south of the village, but is not directly accessible at Huntington.[5]

The village includes a few shops, a post office, Huntington Primary School and St Luke's Church of England Church.[6] Recreational open spaces include a village green, Jubilee Field and the 30 acres (120,000 m2) of wetland, woodland and meadows of Caldy Nature Park.[5][7]

Saighton Camp is an old British Army base that, despite the name, is within Huntington's boundaries. It has been redeveloped with the construction of 1200 new homes. Controversially the developers reneged on proposals to build a primary school on the site and succeeded in getting planning permission for additional housing instead. In response, to meet growing demand for school places Cheshire West and Chester council built a new school on green belt land adjacent to the camp as a replacement for the existing school, which was too small for the increased population.[8][9] The new school opened in November 2018.[10]

During the early years of the redevelopment of the camp the Chester Driving Standards Agency test centre was located between the main part of Huntington and Saighton Camp.

Wales national football team manager Gary Speed, born just over the Welsh border in Mancot, lived at a house in the village at the time of his death in November 2011.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2001 Census: Huntington, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 15 May 2007
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ The Domesday Book Online - Cheshire A-K, The National Archive, retrieved 17 October 2012
  4. ^ Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Huntington, GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 3 April 2008
  5. ^ a b Huntington Village website, Huntington Parish Council, archived from the original on 4 July 2008, retrieved 3 April 2008
  6. ^ St. Luke's Church Website, St. Luke's Church, retrieved 25 May 2014
  7. ^ Caldy Nature Park, Friends of Caldy Nature Park, retrieved 25 May 2007
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  10. ^ "New £7m Chester primary school open for learning". Cheshire Live. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
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External links[edit]

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