Ashton, South Northamptonshire

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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ashton, Northants - - 455829.jpg
St Michael and All Angels
Ashton is located in Northamptonshire
Ashton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 389 (2001 Census)
395 (2011).[1]
OS grid reference SP767499
• London 67 miles (107.8 km)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN7
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°08′32″N 0°52′50″W / 52.1421°N 0.8806°W / 52.1421; -0.8806Coordinates: 52°08′32″N 0°52′50″W / 52.1421°N 0.8806°W / 52.1421; -0.8806

Ashton is a village in South Northamptonshire about 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Roade village close to the Northampton to Milton Keynes A508, ca.3 miles (5 km) south of junction 15 of the M1 motorway, 6 miles (10 km) south of Northampton and 11 miles (18 km) north of Milton Keynes. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 395.[2] The village is about 67 miles (107.8 km) north of London via the M1 junction 15. The West Coast Main Line intersects the village on its eastern side.


The village has a Parish Council and the Ashton website publishes name of councilors and their proceedings.[3]

Notable buildings[edit]

The church is dedicated to St Michael with the oldest parts 13th and 14th century. It was extensively restored in 1895. There are various monuments:

  • Sir Philip de Lou (d.14th century)
  • Sir John de Herteshull (c.1365)
  • Robert Marriot (d.1584) and his family

The popular pub the Old Crown Inn, on Stoke Road also serves meals.

The village has a single Church of England primary school: Ashton C of E Primary School[permanent dead link].


  1. ^ SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Civiul Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ Ashton village website including details of the Parish Council

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