The George public house
Ashley shown within Northamptonshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||92 miles (148.1 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Market Harborough|
|Dialling code||01858 565|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Ashley is a village and civil parish in the Kettering district of Northamptonshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Market Harborough, Leicestershire and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Corby. The village is near the River Welland, which forms the border with Leicestershire. The Roman road called Via Devana in the part from Ratae (now Leicester) to Duroliponte (now Cambridge) ran just north of the village.
The remains were found in Alderstone field in the 19th century during railway construction of the line from Market Harborough to Peterborough and Stamford just north of the village, which had its own station (Ashley and Weston railway station). The site was close to the Roman Road from Leicester to Cambridge. Excavations in 1969-71 show a villa and outbuildings close to the road.
- Office for National Statistics: Ashley CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 6 December 2009
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 93–4. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.
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