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The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers

Home of the Gunpowder Plot

The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers, is one of the most intriguing and historic houses in England. From 1375 to 1611 it was the home of the Catesby family. In 1605 Robert Catesby and his fellow conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, gathered regularly in the Manor’s gatehouse. There they conspired to assassinate of King James I and his courtiers by blowing up the Houses of Parliament in one of England’s most notorious acts of treason, the Gunpowder Plot. The Manor House comprises diverse architectural periods and styles, masterfully integrated in the early 20th century by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens under the patronage of industrialist Ivor Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne. Within easy reach of London, the Manor House is available for private hire and is conveniently for many local attractions such as Silverstone motor racing circuit and the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

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CV23 8UN|

Main Street, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire CV23 8UN

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