Shotwick


Shotwick

infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Shotwick
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.2391
longitude= -2.994
population=
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= SJ337718
Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire, England. The village is located within Chester District close to the border with Wales [http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&GridE=-2.99400&GridN=53.23910&lon=-2.99400&lat=53.23910&search_result=Shotwick%2C%20Cheshire&db=freegaz&keepicon=true&lang=&place=Shotwick%2C%20Cheshire&pc=&advanced=&client=public&addr2=&quicksearch=shotwick&addr3=&scale=100000&addr1= (Map)]

History

Henry II left from Shotwick for Ireland and Edward I used the port to leave for Wales in 1278. [citeweb|url=http://www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/shotwick.html|work=Craig Thornber|title=Cheshire Antiquities: Shotwick|accessdate=10 May|accessyear=2007]

Shotwick Castle was built about 1093 by Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester, [citeweb|url=http://www.saughall.gov.uk/Hist1.htm|title=History of Saughall|work=Saughall & Shotwick Parish Council|accessdate=10 May|accessyear=2007] sited at what is now Shotwick Park and near the River Dee, before the area succumbed to the effects of silting. [citeweb|url=http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba24/ba24news.html|title=Shotwick Castle|work=British Archaeology|accessdate=10 May|accessyear=2007] The Norman castle lay in ruins by the 17th century and now only the foundations remain.

The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills was within the Wirral Hundred, with a population of 95 in 1801, 100 in 1851, 82 in 1901 and 70 in 1951. [citeweb|url=http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/shotwick.html|title=Cheshire Parishes: Shotwick|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|accessdate=6 August|accessyear=2007]

References

ee also

*St Michael's Church, Shotwick


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shotwick — Original name in latin Shotwick Name in other language State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 53.23938 latitude 2.99056 altitude 15 Population 0 Date 2011 07 31 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Shotwick Park — is a hamlet in Chester District, Cheshire, England. Located near the village of Shotwick, it is four miles north west of Chester and close to the Welsh border. Administratively, it is within the Saughall Ward of Chester City Council.The area is… …   Wikipedia

  • Shotwick House — (also known as Shotwick Park) is a house to the west of the village of Saughall, Cheshire, England (gbmapping|SJ358703). It is a Grade II listed building.cite web |url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1 id=55667… …   Wikipedia

  • Shotwick Castle — Infobox Military Structure name=Shotwick Castle partof= location=Saughall, Cheshire, England coordinates= caption= type=Castle code= built=c 1093 builder=Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester materials= height= used=11th to 13th century demolished=… …   Wikipedia

  • St Michael's Church, Shotwick — St Michael s Church, Shotwick, from the southeast …   Wikipedia

  • Wirral Peninsula — Location map|United Kingdom label = lat = 53.35702 long = 3.07574 caption = Map showing the location of the Wirral at grid reference gbmapscaled|SJ285850|25|SJ285850 float = right background= white width = 175Wirral or the Wirral (pronEng|ˈwɪrəl) …   Wikipedia

  • Malpas, Cheshire — Coordinates: 53°01′08″N 2°45′50″W / 53.019°N 2.764°W / 53.019; 2.764 …   Wikipedia

  • Saughall — 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Grade-I-Baudenkmäler in Cheshire — Die Liste der Grade I Bauwerke in Cheshire verzeichnet die Listed Buildings in Cheshire, etwa 80 Einträge, von denen die rund die Hälfte Kirchenbauten sind, mit Ausnahme derjenigen in Chester, die aus der Liste der Grade I Baudenkmäler in Chester …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Civil parishes in Cheshire — A map of Cheshire, showing the Boroughs : (1) Cheshire West and Chester; (2) Cheshire East; (3) Warrington; and (4) Halton. A civil parish is a subnational entity, forming the lowest unit of local government in England. There are 332 civil… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.