Saltney, Flintshire

Historical Description

Saltney, a village and a township in Hawarden parish, Flintshire. The village stands on the river Dee, at the boundary with Cheshire, 2 miles SW of Chester. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chester, and a station on the G.W.R. The township includes Queen's Ferry, Sandcroft, and parts of Bretton and Pentre. Acreage, 2302; population, 2675. There are railway carriage works, ironworks, candle-works, manure-works, and brickworks. Saltney forms part of the ecclesiastical parish of Lache-with-Saltney. A new church, dedicated to St Mark, was built in 1893 to replace the former church. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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.

Registration district Great Boughton (1837-1869)
Registration district Chester (1870-1902)
Registration district Hawarden (1903-1910)

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

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH4
Post TownChester