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St John's Church
Grid reference: SJ420592
Location: 53°7’34"N, 2°51’58"W
Population: 272  (2011)
Post town: Chester
Postcode: CH3
Local Government
Council: Cheshire West & Chester
City of Chester

Aldford is a village and ancient parish in Cheshire, south of Chester. It has a population of 213,[1] increasing to 272 in the 2011 Census.[2]

The village lies on the east bank of the River Dee, part of which here forms the border with Denbighshire. The Aldford Brook joins the Dee just north of the village by which point both banks are in Cheshire.

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.[3] A number of buildings in the village were designed by the architect John Douglas. These include the Grade-II-listed St John's church[4] and the Grosvenor Arms public house.[5] The remains of Aldford Castle consisting of earthworks and a few fragments of stone can be found immediately to the north of the church.[6]

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.[7] The Iron Bridge Lodge, adjacent to this bridge, was designed by Douglas & Fordham in 1894 and is listed Grade II.[8]

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


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