Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ASHINGDON

ASHINGDON, a parish in Rochford district, Essex; near the river Crouch, 2¼ miles N of Rochford and 6 NNE of Leigh r. station. Post Town, Rochford, under Ingatestone. Acres, 1,165. Real property, £1,878. Pop., 99. Houses, 17. The property is divided among a few. 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 Rochester. Value, £254. Patron, the Rev. S. Nottidge. The church is ancient, and has a fine view.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Ashingdon CP/AP       Rochford PLU/RegD       Essex AncC
Place: Ashingdon

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