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Marford Hill - A Little History!

Marford is an area of intriguing and historical interest.  It is best known for it's quaint looking gothic style cottages, many of which are listed buildings.  The famous 'Marford Houses' lie snuggly together as a cluster of cottages at the foot of Marford Hill - as they have done since the first quarter of the nineteenth century.  Crosses are a traditional feature of the walls of the round Marford cottages and houses and thought to ward off evil spirits.  A local folk tale states that these were included to protect the inhabitants from a ghost, supposedly the spirit of Margaret Blackbourne of Rofft Hall, who was said to have been murdered in September 1713 by her husband George Blackbourne.

Walking distance down the hill lies the village of Rossett with it's beautiful Mill and working waterwheel.  This was painted by the famous artist Turner as 'Marford Mill' in 1794.  The watercolour was of a half timbered tumbledown building as it was at the time and exhibited by the Royal Academy in 1795.  It is currently in the national Museum of Wales in Cardiff.

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