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Ashingdon

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Ashingdon, or Assingdon, was the scene of the famous battle in which King Canute the Great defeated King Edward the Second (Ironsides). Ashingdon is in the Rochford union and hundred. It is 40 miles from London by rail, 2 miles north of Rochford and 7 miles north of Southend station. Population in 1862 was 99. [Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Ashingdon was a member of the Rochford Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashingdon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Ashingdon was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union