Haughton, Cheshire


Haughton, Cheshire

infobox UK place
official_name= Haughton
static_

static_image_caption=Nagg's Head, Haughton
latitude= 53.102
longitude= -2.632
os_grid_reference= SJ577563
population= 223
civil_parish= Haughton
shire_district= Crewe and Nantwich
shire_county = Cheshire
region= North West England
country = England
constituency_westminster= Eddisbury
post_town= TARPORLEY
postcode_district = CW6
postcode_area= CW
dial_code= 01829

Haughton is a village and civil parish which lies northwest of Nantwich in the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census, its population was 223 [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=792585&c=Haughton&d=16&e=15&g=428288&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779Official 2001 census figures.] Accessed 2007-06-13] and has 4 fully active farms. As the population is small, instead of having a parish council, the civil parish holds a regular parish meeting at which all residents can attend.The Haughton parish is a very active Parish which meets about 4 times a year to discuss village events and the Haughton party, which is a local event in which the village celebrate.

There is a War memorial To the Glory of God and in honor memory of those associated with this School, and those residents in this neighborhood, who served their King & Country in the Great War 1914-18, of whom the eight first named gave their lives. These include Ernest Ashton, William Bettley,Arth'r Cowap,Arth'r Griffiths,Harry Harding,Stephen Peacock, Fred C Speed, Ernest West, Langst'n Archer, John Bettley, Ern'st Burrows, Ernest Carr, Frank Cowap, Oliver Cowap, Fred'k Cowap Jos. Cookson, Williamm Dunning, Albert Edge, Joseph Edge, Harry Edge, Charlie Edge, William Edge,George Evans, John Grocott, Percy Hull, Allen Hinde, George Hewitt, William Latham, Harold Proctor, Tho's W Parton, John Pownall, Harry Royles, Samuel Speed, Wilfred Speed, Rob't Shennan, John W Taylor, Frank Windsor, Harry West, William West, Daniel West and John Walker.

The Pub and other attractions

The Freehold, family run pub, dating back to 1629 is situated in picturesque rural Cheshire. With black and white half timbered exterior the Nags Head looks every bit the Traditional English Country Inn. Upon entering, its charm and character is in abundance, dark beamed ceilings and a real coal fire.

Every year, Haughton hall gardens are opened to the public, it features a medium-sized garden; filled with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, shrubs, a rock garden, a lake with a temple, a waterfall and a collection of ornamental trees.

History

An amateur archaeologist has unearthed a 600-year-old crucifix in a farmer's muddy field. Andrew Harper, 55, was using his metal detector on a field in Haughton, Cheshire, when he came across the silver gilt cross lying in top soil.The piece, belonging to what Mr Harper calls "a Tudor medallion man", would have been worn around the neck on a chain or thong. It has been declared treasure trove and handed over to experts at the British Museum who have dated it to the late 14th or early 15th Century.see (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1803915.stm)Not much is known about the Haughton family however,the land to which the family gives its name to was given to them by William the conquer for their help in the Battle of Hastings. see (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~keller/haughton/ancient.html)

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