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Saighton Village
Saighton is located in Cheshire
Saighton shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ 443 619
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chester
Postcode district CH3
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
CheshireCoordinates: 53°09′00″N 2°50′00″W / 53.15°N 2.833333°W / 53.15; -2.833333

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 exists a parish council which consists of seven members and a chairman. The manor belongs to the Duke of Westminster, with the chief residence being Saighton Grange.[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 was a military installation used by the British Army.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] Its benefice is combined with other churches St Peter, Waverton, and St John the Baptist, Aldford.[6]


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) [7]

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, whereas the majority of females were servants. Other occupations included general labourers and persons engaged in domestic offices or services. The occupations of over 60 persons at this time are unknown.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UK Genealogy Archives". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Saighton through time". Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Saighton Camp". NAA Heritage consultants. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Saighton Primary School". Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Saighton (1136639)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ St Mary, Bruera, Church of England, retrieved 1 March 2013 
  7. ^ "Saighton (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vision Of Britain". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Saighton at Wikimedia Commons