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Aldford & Saighton

Aldford & Saighton History & Parish Council

Brief History of Aldford & Saighton:

Part of the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate, the picturesque villages of Aldford and Saighton contain a number of listed properties. Including, Saighton’s Grade I listed gatehouse at Abbey Gate College and Aldford’s Grade II listed St John’s Church and Grosvenor Arms public house - both of the latter are attributed to the renowned local architect John Douglas. The village and settlement of Saighton predates the Norman Conquest and the village is mentioned (as Saltone) in the Doomsday Book. Although the majority of Aldford’s dwellings date from the mid-nineteenth century - when many residents worked for the Grosvenor Estate - the foundations of a twelfth century motte and bailey castle, are still visible near St John’s Church. Further information relating to both villages and their history can be accessed online. However, the following links provide a brief but very interesting historical and archaeological perspective on Aldford: Click Here…

Please click on the following link for further information on Saighton: Click here…

Parish Council of Aldford and Saighton:

On the 1st April 2015 the former parishes of Aldford, Buerton, Churton Heath, Lea Newbold and Saighton were amalgamated to form ‘The Parish Council of Aldford and Saighton’. Aldford and Saighton Parish Council consists of eight Parish Councillor’s who meet four time per year at Aldford Village Hall on designated dates. The agenda for meetings will be posted, prior to each meeting, on this website and the relevant notice boards. The resulting minutes will also be posted on this website and notice boards. Parish residents are encouraged to contact their Parish Councillors with any issues pertaining to the parish. Contact details for each Parish Councillor can be found on the contacts page of this website.

Please click here to view the contacts page