|Type||Township, Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||Cheshire, England ( - 1948)|
|See also||Wirral (hundred), Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was situated|
|Great Boughton Registration District, Cheshire, England||registration district of which it was part 1837-1871|
|Chester Registration District, Cheshire, England||registration district of which it was part after 1871|
|Chester Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1948|
|Shotwick, Cheshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a part until 1866|
|Saughall, Cheshire, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1948|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Saughall is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north west of Chester and close to the Welsh border.
At the 2001 census, there were 3,084 residents in the village and a total of 3,585 people living in the ward of Saughall.
The village previously consisted of two townships in the parish of Shotwick in the Wirral Hundred of Cheshire. Great Saughall had a population of 147 in 1801, 493 in 1851 and 703 in 1901; while Little Saughall had a population of 48 in 1801, 69 in 1851 and 137 in 1901. The present civil parish was created in 1948 by uniting both settlements. In 1951, the population of Saughall was 1,518.
Saughall was a fishing village until cut off from the sea by land reclamation in the Dee estuary.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Great Saughall from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "SAUGHALL (Great), a township, with a scattered village, in Shotwick parish, Cheshire; 4 miles N W by W of Chester. It has a post-office under Chester. Acres: 1,200. Real property: £2,357. Population: 545. Houses: l43. The manor belongs to H. B. Trelawney, Esq. There are three dissenting chapels, an endowed school, and charities £10."
Great Saughall was made a civil parish in 1866.
Categories: Cheshire, England | Wirral (hundred), Cheshire, England | Great Boughton Registration District, Cheshire, England | Chester Registration District, Cheshire, England | Chester Rural, Cheshire, England | Shotwick, Cheshire, England | Great Saughall, Cheshire, England | Saughall, Cheshire, England