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Abbey Gate College (also known as Saighton Grange)

Pgds 20080619 124403 Saighton Grange Triggs Plan


Features of Abbey Gate College include formal gardens, hedges and parkland.

Abbey Gate College has formal gardens, which are enclosed by clipped hedges. Beyond the formal gardens, there is informal parkland. A 15th-century gatehouse remains from the abbey's original structure.

  • Gatehouse
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  • Country House (featured building)
  • Description: The house was built in stages between 1861 and 1901 is now used as a school.
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  • Hedge
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Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The grounds are open occasionally under the National Gardens Scheme.


Civil Parish

  • Saighton


The first recorded building at Saighton Grange was in the 15th century. The present building was built between 1861 and 1901.

Detailed History

Abbey Gate College's original house was home to the Abbots of Chester during the 15th century. The present building was constructed as a country house in stages between 1861 and 1901 by the Dukes of Westminster. The gardens were redesigned by Harry Inigo Triggs in 1901.

Associated People


  • E. Bennis and J. Dyke