Ashingdon (St. Andrew)

ASHINGDON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Rochford, S. division of Essex, 2¼ miles (N. by W.) from Rochford; containing 119 inhabitants. This place is thought by the best writers to have been the scene of the battle of Assandune, in which Canute the Dane, after a sanguinary contest, vanquished the Saxons under Edmund Ironside. The parish comprises 1165a. 1r. 11p. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 13. 4., and in the gift of the Nottidge family: the tithes have been commuted for £285, and there are 20 acres of glebe.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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