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N 0 B 1.7K C 5 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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My other half takes time out to read the official guide book to Canons Ashby House in Northamptonshire. St Mary's Church is in the background. Both the house and church are owned by the National Trust. The majority of the house (on the left) dates from the 16th century, though the earliest part is an L-shaped farmhouse dating from the 15th century. The church originally was part of an Augustinian Priory which was one of the first to be destroyed in the Reformation in 1535. It dates from 1250.

Tags:   Northamptonshire Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby Elizabethan architecture buildings National Trust country house

N 4 B 1.8K C 2 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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The Book Room was created by the Victorian Antiquarian Sir Henry Dryden. The shelves were built in the 1840s and 1850s. Drawers in the bottom held gardening tools, as he expected his guests to help out in the extensive formal gardens.

Tags:   Northamptonshire Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby Elizabethan architecture buildings National Trust country house

N 2 B 1.7K C 6 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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The main entrance is reached through an archway and small courtyard, known as the Pebble Court. This leads into the Great Hall. The main door was originally on the opposite side of the house.

Tags:   Northamptonshire Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby Elizabethan architecture buildings National Trust country house

N 2 B 1.7K C 2 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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The main entrance these days is reached through an arch and small courtyard. This is the oldest part of the house and was originally the L-shaped farmhouse inherited in Elizabethan times. The rest of the house was built around this. The house is owned by the National Trust.

Tags:   Northamptonshire Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby Elizabethan architecture buildings National Trust country house

N 4 B 1.8K C 2 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 27, 2012
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The kitchen dates from Elizabethan times and until the 1930s was the only source of water in the house. Electricity was not installed until 1947. The Victorian kitchen range replaces a similar item which had been removed from the house by tenants.

Tags:   Northamptonshire Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby Elizabethan architecture buildings National Trust country house


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