Saighton

Saighton is a small, quiet and sought after conservation village. At its heart is the rural Saighton Church of England Primary School and popular village hall.


Saighton is a favourite with families with young children because of the close-knit village primary school which has less than 100 pupils.

The village is also home to several successful businesses housed in converted Victorian farm buildings. These include headquarters for pub group Brunning and Price, Abbey Gate College and Chapel and two farms.

Saighton has a population of approximately 200 and comprises 50 properties.

Amenities and features

Saighton has a popular and well-used village hall with a year-round calendar of events including flower arranging, hog roasts, summer picnics and sporting challenges.

A recently upgraded kitchen means that events can be well catered for and the venue can be hired for private functions.

There is a strong sense of community in Saighton and the village even has its own blog which keeps locals abreast of events, goings on at the village hall and is used as an electronic noticeboard.

Saighton Church of England Primary School was judged ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted report and ‘outstanding’ by The National Society which inspects Church of England and Church of Wales schools.

For more information about Saighton please visit Aldford and Saighton District Parish Council.

History

Saighton takes its name from the Old English of ‘salh’ and ‘tun’ which translates into ‘the settlement where willow grows’.

Along with Eccleston and Aldford, Saighton is one of the three main villages owned by the Eaton Estate which has been in the ownership of the Grosvenor family since the 1440s when Raufe Grosvenor married Joan of Eaton. 

Because of the long-established ownership, many of the unique and historic cottages, houses, community buildings and farms have retained their charm and character to the present day.

The War Memorial commemorates the six men from Saighton who lost their lives in the First World War. The water pump was restored by the Women’s Institute in 2000.

The Grade I listed Saighton Grange is also part of the village and was originally a monastic grange before being converted into a country house. It is now home to Abbey  Gate College which is an independent coeducational day school. Its 6.5 acres of beautiful grounds are occasionally open to the public via the National Gardens Scheme.