South elevation of Castle Ashby house
Castle Ashby shown within Northamptonshire
|Population||134 (2001 Census)
136 (2010 est)
|OS grid reference|
|– London||65 miles (105 km)|
|Civil parish||Castle Ashby|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Northampton South|
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Castle Ashby is the name of a civil parish, an estate village and an English country house in rural Northamptonshire. Historically the village was set up to service the needs of Castle Ashby House, the seat of the Marquess of Northampton. The village has one small pub-hotel, The Falcon. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 134 people. The village contains many houses rebuilt from the 1860s onwards. These include work by the architect E.F. Law of Northampton, whose work can also be seen nearby at Horton Church. The castle is the result of a license obtained in 1306, for Walter Langton, Bishop of Coventry, to castellate his mansion in the village of Ashby.
- Office for National Statistics: Castle Ashby CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 8 November 2009
- South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester: South Northamptonshire District Council. 2010. p. 39.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (1973) . Northamptonshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 136–145. ISBN 0-14-071022-1.
- Turner, Roger (1999). Capability Brown and the Eighteenth Century English Landscape (2nd ed.). Chichester: Phillimore. pp. 112–114.
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