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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1291 / 53°7'44"N

Longitude: -2.8698 / 2°52'11"W

OS Eastings: 341896

OS Northings: 359456

OS Grid: SJ418594

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.6Z9N

Mapcode Global: WH88M.WML0

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55208

Location: Aldford and Saighton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Aldford and Saighton

Built-Up Area: Aldford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Aldford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(North side)

6/13 Church of St John the


Church, 1866, by John Douglas, built at the expense of 2nd Marquis of
Westminster. Red sandstone with graded grey-green slate roof and
shingled spire. Three stage tower with recessed octagonal spire; nave
with south and north aisles; gabled south porch; chancel and south
vestry; north chapel. Tower has an octagonal stair turret with
spirelet of stone; lancet windows to first and second stage; paired
bell-openings with central shaft and plate tracery to bell chamber;
corbelled open parapet. East, west and aisle windows have geometic
tracery; paired lancets to clerestory have free-standing dividing
shafts internally. Rose north window to chapel.
Interior. Four bay nave has circular columns of polished granite,
crocket capitals and a stone angel in each spandrel; arched trusses on
carved stone corbels. Chancel arch with carved text around reveal.
Painted, panelled cradle roof to chancel. Damaged dedication stone
from the former church over south entry; stone to right commemorates
rebuilding by 2nd Marquis of Westminster. Inlaid marble pulpit; grey
marble font; C19 stained glass with Morris east window in north
chapel; reredos with mosaics in 5 panels by Salviati; C18 and 19
tablets; benefactions board in vestry. The church adjoins remains of
a motte and bailey castle.

Listing NGR: SJ4189659456

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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