Aldford


Aldford

infobox UK place
country = England
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latitude= 53.126
longitude=-2.866
official_name =Aldford
population =
civil_parish=Aldford
shire_district= Chester
shire_county= Cheshire
region= North West England
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post_town=
postcode_district =
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os_grid_reference= SJ420592

Aldford is a village and civil parish in the county of Cheshire, England, south of Chester (gbmapping|SJ420592). Most of the building stock was constructed as a "designed village" in the middle of the 19th century by Sir Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, in almost rectangular form.cite web |url=http://www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/aldford.html |title=A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities: Aldford |accessdate=2008-01-21 |last=Thornber |first=Craig |date= |year=2002, 2005 |month= ] A number of buildings in the village were designed by the architect John Douglas. These include the Grade II listed St John's church [cite web |url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=55208 |title=Images of England: Church of St John the Baptist, Aldford |accessdate=2008-01-20 |publisher=English Heritage ] and the Grosvenor Arms public house. [cite web |url=http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/pub4_3.html |title=The Grosvenor Arms: History |accessdate=2008-01-21 |publisher=Brunning & Price Ltd ] The remains of Aldford Castle consisting of earthworks and a few fragments of stone can be found immediately to the north of the church. [cite web |url=http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_midlands/117/aldfordcastle.htm |title=Aldford Castle |accessdate=2008-01-21 |publisher=CastleUK.net ]

The village is reputed to be in the possession of the Grosvenor Estate, although there is a chapel which has been sold as living accommodation on the open market.fact|date=January 2008

Eaton Hall and the Roman road Watling Street are outside the village.

Notes

ee also

*Aldford Hall
*Aldford Iron Bridge


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