Cold Ashby

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Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby is located in Northamptonshire
Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby
 Cold Ashby shown within Northamptonshire
Population 255 
OS grid reference SP6576
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN6
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Kettering
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Coordinates: 52°22′57″N 1°02′21″W / 52.3826°N 1.0391°W / 52.3826; -1.0391

Cold Ashby is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 255 people.[1]

Cold Ashby is surrounded by rolling farmland, and has a notable[citation needed] golf club. Its population is mainly commuters and their families, although farming is important to the local economy. The village has its own football and cricket clubs, and is within the catchment area of the Guilsborough schools. Lying on the 200 metres (656 ft) contour line Cold Ashby is the highest village in Northamptonshire.[citation needed]

The British Ordnance Survey's first trig pillar, the triangular post used by surveyors, is near Cold Ashby. More than 11,000 of the posts were erected across Britain to enable surveyors to create maps accurate to within metres by measuring angles and using trigonometry to calculate distances between the pillars.[2]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Cold Ashby CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 8 November 2009
  2. ^ "Mapping the history of Ordnance Survey's trig points". BBC News. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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