Ashen is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Alternative names: Esse
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629-30; 1800
- Stoke by Clare
- Tilbury juxta Clare
- Belchamp St Paul
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ASHEN, a parish in the district of Risbridge and county of Essex; on the verge of the county, at the river Stour, 2½ miles SW of Clare, and 3¼ NNW of Yeldham r. station. Post Town, Bumpstead-Steeple under Halstead. Acres, 1,498. Real property, £2,528. Pop., 344. Houses, 71. The property is subdivided. An Augustinian priory was founded here in the time of Edward II. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £300. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church was repaired in 1859.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Vision of Britain historical maps
Civil Registration District: Risbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Hedingham, Post-1846 - Yeldham
Poor Law Union: Risbridge