Castle Ashby

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Castle Ashby
South elevation of Castle Ashby house
Castle Ashby is located in Northamptonshire
Castle Ashby
Castle Ashby
 Castle Ashby shown within Northamptonshire
Population 134 (2001 Census)[1]
136 (2010 est)[2]
OS grid reference SP8659
   – London  65 miles (105 km) 
Civil parish Castle Ashby
District South Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
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 Northampton South
List of places

Coordinates: 52°13′38″N 0°44′30″W / 52.2271°N 0.7417°W / 52.2271; -0.7417

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.[1] 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.

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  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics: Castle Ashby CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 8 November 2009
  2. ^ South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester: South Northamptonshire District Council. 2010. p. 39. 

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