Place:Aldford, Cheshire, England

Watchers


NameAldford
TypeVillage
Located inCheshire, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Aldford is a village and civil parish in the county of Cheshire, England, south of Chester. It has a population of 213.


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. 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.

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

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Aldford. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.