Canons Ashby, St Mary

Canons Ashby, St Mary

Canons Ashby, St Mary

Sitting on top of the hill, just across the road from Canons Ashby House, this church is also looked after by the National Trust. It is a fragment of the west end of the nave of the Augustinian Priory founded circa 1150. It has a splendid façade laying adjacent to the large tower that was added in the mid-14th century. Inside, at the base of that tower, is a well laid out museum devoted to the building which includes a model of the original monastic buildings. Internally the church is a large barn like space giving a sense of the sheer scale of the medieval original (the nave then was 29 metres long and this was followed by an equally long chancel). The large windows shed light on the whitewashed walls decorated around the east window with faux ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Canons Ashby
St Mary
NN11 3SD

Opening Times


The church is open during the day time.


The church lies close to a Country House which offers a restaurant and is open to the public. For opening times, please look at the Historic Houses section of our website under Canons Ashby.

Contact Details


The church is now owned by the National Trust and administered from the adjacent Canons Ashby House – 01327 861900.

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