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A photographic archive of Aldbury

PUBLISHED: 16:50 15 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:35 20 February 2013

IMAGE: John Fitzgerald

IMAGE: John Fitzgerald

As Aldbury is added to the Chiltern Society's photographic archive, we look at some of the scenes the group has been capturing

THE picturesque village of Aldbury is the latest addition to the Chiltern Society PhotoGroups website. The new Aldbury channel comprises 45 captioned images, taken on a recent day-long visit by PhotoGroup members.


The photographs capture the singular charm of this historic village, situated at the foot of the Chilterns, near the Ashridge National Trust wooded estate. It is noted for its many centuries-old buildings; often half-timbered and jettied set off by a large village green, pond and even stocks and a whipping post. The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 13th century, with many later additions. It is noted for the Pendley chapel, with the altar tomb of Sir Robert Wittingham (d. 1471) and his lady, enclosed by a parclose (the only such stone screen recorded in the Chilterns). Aldbury is frequently
used as a film and TV location.

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