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CLA East: Northamptonshire Branch AGM and Summer Visit

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Historically from Compton Wynyates in Warwickshire, the Compton family have owned Castle Ashby since 1512 when it was purchased by William Compton. Castle Ashby House is currently occupied by Earl Compton, the son of the 7th Marquess.

In 1574, Henry Lord Compton pulled down the medieval Castle and started the present building.The house was originally built as an ‘E’ shape to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth I but in 1635 the front façade was added by Inigo Jones, thus creating the courtyard.

The House boasted a succession of Royal visitors in the 1600s and in 1761 Capability Brown designed the landscape surrounding the House, much of which remains today, including the Avenue to the South which stretches for three and a half miles to the old deer park.

Today, Castle Ashby Estate encompasses a wide variety of activities across its agricultural, residential and commercial properties. It also strives for responsible management of the natural environment and the biomass district heating scheme which heats 76 properties in the village of Castle Ashby is a great example of the way in which green credentials have been enhanced on the Estate.   


10am               Refreshments and Registration in the Drawing Room

10:30               Northamptonshire AGM in the Great Hall

11:10               Welcome from Lord Northampton and Lord Compton

11:30               Tour of the restoration of the North Terrace and of the Village District Heating Scheme

1pm                 Two course lunch with wine served in the Reynolds Room

2:30                 Optional walking tour of Castle Ashby Gardens with the Head Gardener


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Event Details

Friday 17 May 2019
10:00AM - 2:30PM
Castle Ashby, Castle Ashby House, NN7 1LQ

27.50 + VAT CLA Member 


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For additional information or to book please email alexandra.stone@cla.org.uk or call 
01638 590429.