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St John's Church, Aldford.jpg
St John's Church
Aldford is located in Cheshire
 Aldford shown within Cheshire
Population 213 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ420592
Civil parish Aldford
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places

Coordinates: 53°07′34″N 2°51′58″W / 53.126°N 2.866°W / 53.126; -2.866

Aldford is a village and civil parish in the county of Cheshire, England, south of Chester (grid reference SJ420592). It has a population of 213.[1]

School Lane

The village lies on the east bank of the River Dee. The Aldford Brook joins the Dee just north of the village.

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.[2] A number of buildings in the village were designed by the architect John Douglas. These include the Grade II listed St John's church[3] and the Grosvenor Arms public house.[4] The remains of Aldford Castle consisting of earthworks and a few fragments of stone can be found immediately to the north of the church.[5]

The River Dee outside the village is crossed by the Aldford Iron Bridge, which was built in 1824 by William Hazledine for the 1st Marquis.[6] Iron Bridge Lodge, adjacent to this bridge, was designed by Douglas & Fordham in 1894 and is listed Grade II.[7]

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

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-10
  2. ^ Thornber, Craig (2002, 2005). "A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities: Aldford". Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-21.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Images of England: Church of St John the Baptist, Aldford". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  4. ^ "The Grosvenor Arms: History". Brunning & Price Ltd. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Aldford Castle". Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  6. ^ Images of England: Iron Bridge, English Heritage, retrieved 2009-01-08 
  7. ^ Images of England: Iron Bridge Lodge, English Heritage, retrieved 2009-01-08 

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