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Village Gateway, Thornby Road

 

A selection of photos taken in and around Cold Ashby

(Images can be enlarged by clicking on them.)

Memorial Bench
Memorial Bench
This bench is one of many which have been placed in local towns and villages to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.
You will find it against the south-facing wall of our church at the eastern end.
Guilsborough Road in October
Guilsborough Road in October
Part of the Cold Ashby 'Family Walk'
Bridle Lane
Bridle Lane
Bridle Lane in Summer.
The grassed area in the foreground with trees is known as 'The Green', though not officially registered as such.
Church Lane
Church Lane
Church Lane in Winter
Pump
Pump
Pump in West Haddon Road by Woodbine Cottage.
St. Denys Church, Cold Ashby
St. Denys Church, Cold Ashby
The church dates from the 12th to the 14th Century with restoration taking place circa 1840.
Sweet Chestnut Tree
Sweet Chestnut Tree
This tree is believed to be at least 400 years old.
It can be seen in the field south of Church Lane as you walk towards its junction with West Haddon Road.
Church and Lych Gate
Church and Lych Gate
The Lych Gate is dated 1883 and was erected by Rev. Gregory Bateman.
70 tons of stone were required!
Long Well in Church Lane
Long Well in Church Lane
This well is not strictly speaking a well at all but a spring. The overflow from the Long Well once cooled milk in the dairy across the lane.
The Mains water supply was installed in 1947.
Elkington Covert, Honey Hill
Elkington Covert, Honey Hill
Seen from The Jurassic Way in Spring.
Cromwell's troops are said to have camped here before The Battle of Naseby (See Cold Ashby's History page).
Jurassic Way Pillar, Honey Hill
Jurassic Way Pillar, Honey Hill
The Jurassic Way is a long distance path connecting Banbury and Stamford (88 miles).
Cricket at Cold Ashby
Cricket at Cold Ashby
Since 1985 Cricket has been played on the Playing Field (access via Stanford Road). Prior to this there was a pitch off Bridle Lane and also a concrete practice wicket at Home Farm.
Our 'home' team is now Abington CC.
Telephone Box
Telephone Box
This fine example of the emblematic K6 was designed for the silver jubilee of King George V. It was listed as a 'building of special historical or architectural interest' (Grade II) in December 2016.
The box now houses a defibrillator (but no phone!)- see below.
Sundial
Sundial
This sundial, dated 1703, can be seen on the South wall of Cold Ashby church.
There is also what remains of a much older scratch dial between the windows on this wall.
The dial is showing 1.30p.m. (GMT!)
Honey Hill in July
Honey Hill in July
This view of the south slope of Honey Hill can be appreciated from 'Cold Ashby Rambler's Favourite Walk' (see the Walks Around Cold Ashby Page).
Defibrillator in refurbished K6
Defibrillator in refurbished K6
Cold Ashby's Pub
Cold Ashby's Pub
The Black Horse is now the only pub in Cold Ashby.
(For an account of the Dyett family's holidays centred on this hostelry see the History page).
The former 'Bull Inn', which was over the road, is now a private house.
Main Street, Cold Ashby
Main Street, Cold Ashby
The single storey building partly visible in the left foreground was once the Smithy (see History Page).
Cottages near the Church
Cottages near the Church
Reputed to have been constructed originally in the early 18th Century, they demonstrate the variety of materials in use in the village and the many alterations made to our surviving housing stock over the centuries.
Thatched Barn, Thornby
Thatched Barn, Thornby
Look out for this unusual barn visible from Cold Ashby Road, Thornby on the 'Family Walk'.
Poppies seen from Stanford Road
Poppies seen from Stanford Road
This view was obtained Northwards from Stanford Road approaching the summit of Honey Hill.
Jurassic Way, approaching Honey Hill Farm
Jurassic Way, approaching Honey Hill Farm
Rather muddy in February - but at least the path is obvious!
View South from Honey Hill
View South from Honey Hill
The Jurassic Way offers extensive views from Honey Hill.
Stained Glass Window, St. Denys Church
Stained Glass Window, St. Denys Church
This unusually self-referential window shows the inside and outside of the church when Gregory Bateman was vicar in the Nineteenth Century.
The church is normally open to visitors from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day.
Grange Field Pond
Grange Field Pond
This small, apparently insignificant pond may have been quite important to inhabitants of Cold Ashby's Medieval Monastic Grange - see the link to Cold Ashby's Scheduled Ancient Monument on the History Page.
Jurassic Way
Jurassic Way
The Jurassic Way over Honey Hill from Stanford Road (February).
Cyclists in Thornby Road
Cyclists in Thornby Road
Cold Ashby is situated in a popular cycling area. Many pass through the village - particularly at weekends.
Pictured are participants in the annual Cycle4Cynthia charity event.
Harvest
Harvest
A busy time in Cold Ashby!
The increased size of farm machinery can cause problems on our roads.
Steam Power in Main Street
Steam Power in Main Street
A rare but welcome visit from Lady Bethany.
Honey Hill Snowmen
Honey Hill Snowmen
Far from abominable, these cool guys were discovered on the slopes of Honey Hill!
Children's Playground
Children's Playground
The children's play area on the playing field was renovated in 2014. It is accessible from Stanford Road.
Approaching Elkington Lodge from Bridle Lane
Approaching Elkington Lodge from Bridle Lane
The path to Elkington Lodge from Bridle Lane skirts this small wood which contains a pond.
The wooden footbridge to the right of the wood in the background is situated on this path.
Cold Ashby Hall
Cold Ashby Hall
Cold Ashby Hall was originally built in the late 18thCentury as a vicarage which explains its proximity to the church. It is still possible to discern traces of the bricked up doorway in the wall which now separates the churchyard from the grounds of the hall.
Visit the History Page for details of some notable former residents.

All the above are by Ashby Rambler.

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