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© Mr Geraint Wyn Jones

IoE Number: 55208
Location: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE (north side)
  ALDFORD, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Geraint Wyn Jones
Date Photographed: 09 September 1999
Date listed: 01 June 1967
Date of last amendment: 01 June 1967
Grade II

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SJ 45NWALDFORD C.P.CHURCH LANE(North side)6/13Church of St John theBaptist

SJ 45NW ALDFORD C.P. CHURCH LANE (North side) 6/13 Church of St John the Baptist 1/6/1967 II 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.

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