:"This article is about the village of Saughall. See also Saughall Massie for the village on the Wirral Peninsula."Infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Saughall
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.2234
longitude= -2.9593
population= 3,084 (2001 Census)cite web |url= |title=2001 Census: Saughall (Civil Parish) |work=Office for National Statistics |accessdate=2007-11-18 ]
shire_district= Chester
shire_county= Cheshire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= City of Chester
post_town= CHESTER
postcode_district= CH1
postcode_area= CH
dial_code= 01244
os_grid_reference= SJ360700

Saughall is a civil parish and village in Chester District, Cheshire, England. It is situated approximately convert|3|mi north west of Chester and close to the Welsh border. [ [ Map] ]

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, with 48.5% male and 51.5% female.citeweb| url= |title=Cheshire (L-Z) |work=Domesday Book Online |accessdate=2008-02-27 ] with a total population of about 85. [citeweb |url= |title=History of the parish |work=Saughall & Shotwick Parish Council |accessdate=2008-02-27 ]

The village previously consisted of two separate townships in the parish of Shotwick, Wirral Hundred. Great Saughall had a population of 147 in 1801, 493 in 1851 and 703 in 1901. [cite web |url= |title=Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Great Saughall |work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy |accessdate=2007-11-10 ] Little Saughall had a population of 48 in 1801, 69 in 1851 and 137 in 1901. [cite web |url= |title=Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Little Saughall |work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy |accessdate=2007-11-10 ] The present civil parish was created in 1948 by uniting both settlements. In 1951, the population of Saughall was 1,518. [cite web |url= |title=Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Saughall |work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy |accessdate=2007-11-10 ]


The village has two local schools: The Ridings Community Infant School and The Thomas Wedge Church of England Junior School.

Saughall Windmill is more commonly known as Gibbet Mill and is now a private residence. Situated some distance outside the village, this name is likely derived from some time during the eighteenth century. It was the location of the murder of a farm labourer by two fellow workers after a disagreement over earnings in the vicinity of the mill. After their trial and execution, their bodies were hung in chains, or "gibbeted" from a nearby ash tree, as a warning to other criminals. [cite web |url= |title=The Mills of Wirral |work=Cheshire Magazine |publisher=C.C. Publishing |accessdate=2007-11-10 ]

ee also

* Saughall Massie, a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside.


External links

* [ Saughall and Shotwick Park Parish Council website]

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