Castle Ashby

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Castle Ashby
CastleAshby.jpg
South elevation of Castle Ashby house
Castle Ashby is located in Northamptonshire
Castle Ashby
Castle Ashby
Location within Northamptonshire
Population111 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8659
• London65 miles (105 km)
Civil parish
  • Castle Ashby
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthampton
Postcode districtNN7
Dialling code01604
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°13′38″N 0°44′30″W / 52.2271°N 0.7417°W / 52.2271; -0.7417Coordinates: 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 2011 census, the parish's population (including Chadstone) was 111 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 licence obtained in 1306, for Walter Langton, Bishop of Coventry, to castellate his mansion in the village of Ashby.

The villages name means 'Ash-tree farm/settlement'. There was a castle here, later replaced by the Elizabethan mansion.[2]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (1973) [1961]. 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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