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Door to the Great Hall, Canons Ashby
MOLA archaeologists have been carrying out a detailed recording of Canons Ashby House. This sixteenth century country house in rural Northamptonshire began as a modest farm house and was gradually enlarged and altered by successive members of the Dryden family resulting in the jumbled architecture seen today. As well as traditional drawn and photographic survey techniques the archaeologists have carried out a complete laser survey of the house and photogrammetric models have been produced of several features.
The Hall is entered through a Tudor Arch door accessed by a short flight of steps. The design of the door surround is very similar to the opposing door on the west elevation and the blocked doors inside the room and the moulding of the jambs is identical. The series of staggered joins visible in the stonework around the door suggest a possible reconfiguration or resetting of the doorway.