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Ashingdon Parish lies between Canewdon to the east, Hawkwell, Hockley and Hullbridge to the west, Rochford and Hawkwell to the south and the River Crouch and Maldon District and 4 of its parishes to the north.

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Youth Services -  Ashingdon Detached Team Are you aged 13-19 or up to 25 with Additional Needs? Come and meet qualified Youth Workers at Ashingdon Memorial Park on Thursday's from 6pm Have your choice heard in the community Various Activities each week Free...

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In memory of Cllr. Roy Martin

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Councillor Roy Martin who passed away on May 3rd 2021. Roy has been a valued member of Ashingdon Parish Council since November 2018. Roy was also a councillor for Hockley Parish Council for 16 years, of...

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Please contact us if you would like to tell our Parish Council about topics that you or your group would like us to consider for improving Ashingdon and South Fambridge.

Ashingdon Parish Council
4 Warwick Drive
Rochford
Essex
SS4 1H

ashingdonparishcouncil@outlook.com

07950 947731

 

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ANCIENT HISTORY OF ASHINGDON VILLAGE

The History of Ashingdon

Ashingdon has been a village for more than one thousand years. It was called “Nesenduna” in the 900s and 1000s and it has had many spellings over the centuries.

Ashingdon and South Fambridge have always been a part of Rochford District, previously called Rochford Hundred, which until the early 1800s included all of Southend on Sea Borough, 6 miles south of Ashingdon. Also in early times, Castle Point District District was part of Rochford Hundred. Rochford was called “Rochefort Hundret” in The Domesday Book. Other spellings in the Middle Ages were “Rochesfort” and “Rocheford”.

Our village appears in the Domesday Book produced for King William The Conqueror in 1085 and 1086. Other parts of Ashingdon Parish listed as villages or manors were : “Bacheneia” Beckney and “Phenbruge” South Fambridge. Other nearby villages or manors probably owning land in what is now Ashingdon were : “Carenduna” Canewdon, “Hocheleia” Hockley, “Hechuuella” Hawkwell, “Plumberga” Plumberow, “Puteseia” Pudsey and “Stanbruga” Great Stambridge. North Fambridge on the other side of the River Crouch was called “Fanbruge”.