Winner of the Best Kept Village in Cheshire Award
Christleton is a village situated just over 2 miles south of Chester. Leave the A41 under the flyover to travel along Pepper Street passing over the Shropshire Union Canal and then on the left past Christleton Hall which up until the summer of 2021 was the University of Law before arriving at the village green. Here you will find St. James’ Parish Church and the Parish Hall. Going straight ahead will take you down Birch Heath Lane but turning left along Brown Heath Road will take you past the Methodist Church to the village pond know locally as The Pit. Home sometimes in the first part of the year to a pair of nesting swans and then cygnets.
Had you turned right at the village green you would have travelled along Village Road past the village shop, once the Post Office and opposite is the Ring O' Bells public house. Continuing on the Old Farm appears on the right, the oldest house in Christleton and the Village Institute on the left hand side. Further on you will come to Christleton High School and to the right in Quarry Lane Christleton Primary School. Carrying down Rowton Bridge Road you will come to a hump back bridge with traffic lights taking you over the canal and then onto the A41. Turn left for Whitchurch and the south or right for the City of Chester
The Christleton website was started by Richard Nicholson in 2000. It is forever growing and changes over the years with additional sections including Great War Stories, Christleton 3 and the latest Christleton 4
Our local historian and wildlife expert David Cummings has produced an amazing number of illustrated articles which you will find under The History File and Wildlife Watch
St.James' Church, Christleton is at the end of Pepper Street and overlooks the village green. Lots of information to read including an extensive church guide and Parish Magazines, Photographs through the years .
Two regular village events each year are the Village Fete and the Village Show. These have been recorded in many photographs. One off special village occasions are also there to enjoy.