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Welsh: Sychdyn
The Cross Keys pub, Soughton
Grid reference: SJ240664
Location: 53°11’21"N, 3°8’20"W
Post town: Mold
Postcode: CH7
Dialling code: 01352
Local Government
Council: Flintshire

Soughton is a village in Flintshire, situated on the A5119 road, a mile north of the county town of Mold. Its name is Saxon, meaning 'South Town'. A Welsh-language transliteration Sychdyn is also in common use.

The village, which is completely surrounded by farmland and undisturbed woodland, is also a commuter village with residents working in nearby Chester, Liverpool or Wrexham. The village contains the 'Cross Keys' public house, a convenience store incorporating a post office, Bryn Seion Chapel, now sold and no longer a Chapel, horse-riding school, and a primary school.

Soughton Hall is a large country mansion-turned-hotel situated on the northern outskirts of the village. Notable guests that have stayed here include Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Jackson and King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Lower Soughton Hall is situated about a mile to the north of Soughton Hall, and is currently owned by the footballer Michael Owen.

Big Society

Sychdyn Memorial Hall is the home to many different societies including the Youth Club and Red Dragon Lans. The hall can be hired out for special occasions. Soughton also has a bowling green, football pitch and all-weather pitch, which can be booked for games and matches. The bowling green is entered via a War Memorial Arch, which commemorates those who gave their lives for their country.

A carnival takes place each year to raise funds to maintain and upkeep the village playground, this is held on the main playing field, where the Rose Queen is crowned after the carnival procession's annual parade through the village.

Soughton also has a football team.

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