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Ashbourne Hall, Cockayne Avenue, Ashbourne, c 1800?

Ashbourne Hall is a late Georgian mansion standing in extensive grounds overlooking a park a few hundred yards from the east end of St. John's Street. The Hall was separated from the town by a high brick wall, a line of tall trees and a set of imposing park gates. These gates faced down the street, reminding the inhabitants forcibly of the presence of the established order, as did the gates and to…