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CANONS ASHBY HOUSE

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Country house first constructed on a H-shaped plan by John Dryden who acquired the former monastic estate on the death of Sir John Cope in 1558. The house, which is thought to incorporate part of an earlier farmhouse, overlies the buried remains of part of the Medieval settlement of Canons Ashby. Canons Ashby House is listed Grade I, although it is within the scheduled area of the medieval settlement (see separate record) the house is excluded. The ground beneath the house is scheduled.

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