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Shotton is a town in Flintshire, Wales, lying within the Deeside conurbation along the River Dee, adjoining Connah's Quay, near the border with England. It is located 5 miles (8 km) west of Chester and can be reached by road from the A548. The name probably derives from Anglo-Saxon Scēot-tūn = "farmstead on or near a steep slope". At the 2011 Census Shotton had a population of 16,775.
The town lies under the Hawarden Bridge, which was completed in 1889 as a swing-opening bridge.
Shotton is served by the following schools:
- John Summers High School (formerly Deeside High School).
- Taliesin Junior School, built 1972, an English medium school in the town. In 2003 it had 182 pupils. It is named after the 6th century Welsh bard Taliesin.
- 2001 Census: Shotton, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 1 January 2009
- Atlkinson, Keith, Shotton From Saxon Times, retrieved 20 August 2009
- Atlkinson, Keith, John Summers & Sons, retrieved 20 August 2009
- "News Views and Info from Deeside - North Wales". deeside.com.
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