St John's Church
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Aldford is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Aldford and Saighton, in the county of Cheshire, England, south of Chester (grid reference ). In 2001 it had a population of 213, increasing to 272 in the 2011 Census. The civil parish was abolished in 2015 to form Aldford and Saighton.
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. A number of buildings in the village were designed by the architect John Douglas. These include the Grade II listed St John's church and the Grosvenor Arms public house. The remains of Aldford Castle consisting of earthworks and a few fragments of stone can be found immediately to the north of the church.
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. Iron Bridge Lodge, adjacent to this bridge, was designed by Douglas & Fordham in 1894 and is listed Grade II.
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- "Images of England: Church of St John the Baptist, Aldford". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
- "The Grosvenor Arms: History". Brunning & Price Ltd. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
- "Aldford Castle". CastleUK.net. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- Images of England: Iron Bridge, English Heritage, retrieved 2009-01-08
- Images of England: Iron Bridge Lodge, English Heritage, retrieved 2009-01-08
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