Exhibition to look at conservation area in historic village

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People with an interest in the history and heritage of Ashby St Ledgers are invited to get involved in a review of its conservation area.

The village, famously home to the Manor House where Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators hatched the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, was designated as a conservation area in 1997.

Conservation areas have tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.

The review will seek to determine whether the conservation area in Ashby St Ledgers is still fit for purpose, and whether changes need to be made to further protect the village’s historic features.

As part of the review, Daventry District Council (DDC) is giving people an opportunity to share their views at a public exhibition:

  • Ashby St Ledgers Conservation Area exhibition
    Village Hall, Ashby St Ledgers
    Monday 20 May from 3.30pm to 7pm.


The event is a chance to explore and share the history of the village and discuss how its special features can be protected in future. 

The exhibition is open to all members of the public and the Council encourages anyone with any questions relating to the project to go along. Any comments made will help shape DDC’s proposals for the conservation area.

The review is part of a wider project looking at Daventry District’s Conservation Areas. 

Find out more on the Conservation Areas page