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Flintshire, Cheshire
Saltney High Street.jpg
Saltney High Street
Grid reference: SJ375645
Location: 53°10’44"N, 2°55’19"W
Population: 4,769  (2001)
Post town: Chester
Postcode: CH4
Dialling code: 01244
Local Government
Council: Flintshire
Cheshire West & Chester
Alyn and Deeside
City of Chester

Saltney is a small town on border of Flintshire and Cheshire, forming a contiguous part of Chester's urban area. Saltney straddles the border and adjoins Lache, with both forming part of the same ecclesiastical parish, Lache-cum-Saltney.

The town

The two parts of the town are known as:

  • Saltney Town, in Flintshire
  • Higher Saltney (commonly known locally as "Top Saltney") in Cheshire

The boundary between the two runs down the middle of Boundary Lane. In Higher Saltney stands a public house called The City Arms, which once had a hanging sign saying "The Last Pub In England" on one side and "The First Pub In England" on the other.

The town has a fair range of shops and pubs, a post office, and retail park and a range of supermarkets. There are three primary schools and a secondary school.

A community centre in the centre of Saltney is regularly used by children's groups as well as being surrounded by fields where football tournaments are often held (weather permitting). The Community Centre is also home to Saltney Town FC who formed in 2010.


  • Church of England:
    • St Matthew (in Saltney Ferry, Flintshire)
    • St Mark's (in Higher Saltney, Cheshire)
    • Sandy Lane Family Church (Flintshire)
  • Methodist: Saltney Methodist Church (Flintshire)
  • Roman Catholic: St Anthony of Padua (Flintshire)


The name is derived from the former salt marshes on which it is built, lying on the River Dee. Once the terminus of Sir John Glynne's Canal, Saltney grew in the late 19th century and through the 20th century to its present population of 4,769 at the 2001 census.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Saltney)