infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Shotwick
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.2391
longitude= -2.994
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 [ (Map)]


Henry II left from Shotwick for Ireland and Edward I used the port to leave for Wales in 1278. [citeweb|url=|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=|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=|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=|title=Cheshire Parishes: Shotwick|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|accessdate=6 August|accessyear=2007]


ee also

*St Michael's Church, Shotwick

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