Castle Ashby Entrance Arch - Northampton Road, Nr Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 12.417 W 000° 45.018
30U E 653720 N 5786441
Quick Description: This ornate arch stands at the entrance to the Castle Ashby drive and estate just off the Northampton Road (A428).
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 9:09:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM57C6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
Views: 13

Long Description:
We pass this structure regularly and have never stopped to examine it closely but we had a reason to stop to waymark it today.

The arch marks the driveway entrance which is a grand avenue of trees and grassland stretching from Yardley Chase and being 4 miles long. The drive dates back to 1695.

The parkland was relandscaped by Capability Brown who completely changed the atmosphere of the grounds forever to a more natural feel, to some people's disgust. It was at this time that the entrance lodges and arch were added during approx. 1764.
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: Castle Ashby Estate

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greysman visited Castle Ashby Entrance Arch - Northampton Road, Nr Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, UK 5/2/2010 greysman visited it