Churton by Aldford

Churton by Aldford

Coordinates: 53°06′07″N 2°52′19″W / 53.102°N 2.872°W / 53.102; -2.872

Churton by Aldford
Churton by Aldford - White Horse.jpg
White Horse
Churton by Aldford is located in Cheshire
Churton by Aldford

 Churton by Aldford shown within Cheshire
Population 136 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ4156
Parish Churton by Aldford
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Eddisbury
List of places: UK • England • Cheshire

Churton by Aldford is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 136.[1] The parish includes the northern part of the village of Churton. It is associated with the nearby Church of England parish of St John the Baptist Aldford which is the nearest place of public worship.The origins for the division of Churton into two townships goes back to the eleventh century. It has been suggested that in 1086 Aldford was originally part of the moiety of the manor held by Earl Edwin and Bigot. Churton by Farndon was a moiety belonging to the Bishop of Chester. The north south dividing line of this ecclesiastical boundary is the streets of Knowl Lane, Hob Lane, and Pump Lane. The separation of the Aldford moiety into a district parish probably took place early in the twelfth century when, at the time, Churton was also believed to have divided by a parish boundary along the lines of a manorial border. Until the early twenty century, the remains of steps of an ancient cross which marked the boundaries of the manors of Aldford and Farndon, could still be seen. These steps were situated at the confluence of Pump Lane and the main road through the village. Unfortunately, today there is no trace of this boundary marker. Church House Farm (now a collection of private residences called Churchmead) is dated as being built in 1682. Land to the north of the village forms part of the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate and is largely farmed by Grosvenor Farms. It has now just the one village pub - The White Horse.


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