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Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire

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Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire

Ashby St Ledgers is a village in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England, although the postal address is Rugby in Warwickshire. The Manor House is famous for being the location for the planning of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. The building is now part of the Crown estate.
DistrictDaventry
Post townRUGBY
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP5768
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01788
Population166 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire has been known in the past

Ashby S. Leger

Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ashby St Ledgers, par., S. Northamptonshire, 4 miles N. of Daventry, 2050 ac., pop. 261; P.O. In the vicinity is Ashby Manor House, in a small room of which the Gunpowder Plot was concocted by Robert Catesby and his fellow-conspirators.

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