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In the 16th century, John Dryden was given the estate by his father-in-law. Using masonry from the fallen priory buildings, he first built the staircase tower and then an H-shaped mansion house.
His son, Erasmus, created the final footprint of the buildings by joining a medieval farm building to the house creating the pebble court. His also commissioned the spectacular murals hidden for centuries until the National Trust restoration in 1980.
In the 18th century, Edward Dryden, made significant changes to the south façade by facing it with dressed stone and replacing the stone mullioned bay windows with fashionable sash.
Sir Henry Dryden inherited Canons Ashby in 1837 at 19 years old. Known as ‘the Antiquary’, he was passionately interested in architecture and history, especially that of his own family and estate, recording everything he could. He cared for Canons Ashby for most of the Victorian era.
Canons Ashby declined through the 20th Century and was let to various tenants.
The estate was given to the National Trust in 1981

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19th Sep 2013 by Karen Davies

Subjects:
Design and Technology, History, Leisure and Tourism

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Canons Ashby Northamptonshire
Date of artefact: 11th August 2013

Keywords:
Canons Ashby Northamptonshire 16th Century National Trust clock

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