Ashingdon, Essex

Historical Description

Ashingdon, a parish in Essex, near the river Crouch, 2 miles N of Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 6 N of South-end. Post town, Rochford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acres, 1166; population, 97. Ashingdon disputes with Ashdon being the ancient Assandune, the scene of Canute's victory over Edmund Ironside in 1016. An ancient camp was formerly at Canewdon; a great group of barrows, supposed to be the graves of the Danes, is in the neighbouring parish of Woodham-Mortimer; and a church built by Canute, in commemoration of his victory, is said to have stood in the neighbouring village of Hockley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £290. The church is ancient, and has a fine view.

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 Ashingdon St. Andrew
Hundred Rochford
Poor Law union Rochford

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