is a village
and civil parish
. It is located about 4 km
) north-northwest of Rochford
and is 21 km (13 miles) southeast from the county town of Chelmsford
. The village lies within Rochford district
and the parliamentary constituency of Rayleigh
. There is a Parish Council
According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,165.
It was the site of the Battle of Ashingdon on 18 October 1016 and the church which lies on the hill was built 4 years after the battle (1020) by 'Canute the Great' of Denmark.
It is featured on a Weight Watchers advertisement in King George's Playing field.