Ashdon, Essex

Historical Description

Ashdon, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on an affluent of the river Cam, 3 ½ miles NE of Saffron-Walden, and 2 S of Bartlow station on the G.E.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Saffron-Walden. The hamlet of Bartlow is in the parish. Acreage, 4156; population, 790. A place with a fine prospect and four barrows-the latter supposed to be sepulchral monuments uf Roman chiefs-contends with Ashingdon in Rochford district the repute of being the battlefield of Canute's victory of Assandune, in 1016, over Edmund Ironside. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £610. Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of rubble and clunch in mixed styles, and there is also a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Ashdon All Saints
Hundred Freshwell
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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