Saighton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Saighton, a village and a township in Chester St Oswald parish, Cheshire, 1½ mile SW of Waverton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 miles SSE of Chester. There is a post office under Chester; money order office, Aldford; telegraph office, Eccleston. Acreage, 1777; population, 362. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. The manor belongs to the Duke of Westminster. Saighton Grange is the chief residence. There is a Presbyterian chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cheshire
Hundred Broxton
Poor Law union Great Boughton
Registration district Great Boughton (1837-1869)
Registration district Chester (1870-1937)

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Saighton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Saighton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH3
Post TownChester