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SAIGHTON

"SAIGHTON, a township in that part of the parish of ST.OSWALD,CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (S.E.) from Chester, containing 291 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Saighton (pronounced Say-tun) was a township in St. Oswald's ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4359), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlets of Hatton Heath (part) and Platt's Rough (part).
  • The population was 242 in 1801, 329 in 1851, 308 in 1901, 312 in 1951, and 192 in 2001.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 2015 to become part of Aldford & Saighton.

Churches

  • Bruera: St. Mary (Church of England). An ancient parochial chapelry in the parish of Chester: St. Oswald, serving the township of Saighton.
  • Saighton Camp: Chapel. Anglican chapel at the Army Base at Saighton Camp (attached to Bruera).
  • Saighton, Presbyterian Church. Built in 1857, closed in 1936.

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-1936)
  • Chester Rural District (1936-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Tarvin (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Chester (1948-74)