Canons Ashby House


Canons Ashby House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house located to the south of Daventry in Northamptonshire. The house was built in approximately 1550 with additions in the 1590s, in the 1630s and 1710. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1981.

The gardens have been carefully restored by the National Trust, and the holds a commanding view over the stunning formal garden with colourful herbaceous borders, an orchard featuring varieties of fruit trees from the 16th century, terraces, walls and gate piers from 1710.

Brief Description of Works: 

Messenger was awarded the contract for the conservation and repair of the garden and boundary walls. This included partial reconstruction of sections of the boundary wall, repair and replacement of coping stones to the garden wall and repointing with hot lime mortar. Additional work included pinning and repair of stonework to upper mullion windows, lead work to the roof and repair of a chimney.

Contract Details: 

Value: £62k
Client: The National Trust
Duration: 5 months
Completion: November 2016