infobox UK place
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= City of Chester
os_grid_reference= SJ337718 Shotwick is a village and
civil parishon the Wirral Peninsulain 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)]
Henry II left from Shotwick for
Irelandand 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 Castlewas 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 Parkand 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]
St Michael's Church, Shotwick
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