Its centre has an old church (dedicated to Saint John the Baptist) and primary school, as well as a duckpond and some stocks, making it a popular rural location for films and television: the initial advertisements for the National Lottery was made there despite the fact that villagers were unable to buy tickets at the time.
The largest house in the village is Stocks House which, among its various incarnations, was the rural base of the Playboy Club in the UK.
As a village of the Old English type Aldbury has perhaps no equal in the county.
The largest house in the village is Stocks House which, among its various incarnations, was the country home of Victor Lownes and the rural base of Playboy UK; and before that home of Mary Augusta Ward, the author of Clinton Magna whose character Bessie Costrell lived in Aldbury.
The parish of Aldbury comprises 2,020 acres of land and seven acres of land covered with water, consisting in 1905 of 596 acres of arable land, 193 acres of permanent grass, and 277 acres of wood, (fn.
A windmill was erected at Aldbury towards the end of the sixteenth century, and in 158990 licence was asked by Thomas Kynge of Aldbury to erect a cottage for the miller, 'a painfull man in his calling.' (fn.
The church of Aldbury was granted early in the thirteenth century by William de Bocland to the canons of St.
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