Ashendon

Church: St Mary

Hundred: Ashendon

Poor Law District: Aylesbury

Size (acres): 2128

Easting & Northing: 470214

Grid Ref SP700140 Click to see map


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Ashendon - Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Ashendon PARISH St Mary
Assedone NAMES name for Ashendon in Domesday Book in 1086
Assedune NAMES name for Ashendon in Domesday Book in 1086
Asshyngdon NAMES name for Ashendon in 1546
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: ?. Recorded 1851 Religious census
Hill PLACE within the parish
Pollicot PLACE within the parish
Watbridge PLACE within the parish

Ashendon - Description

Ashendon, which includes the tiny hamlets of Upper and Lower Pollicott, is a small, friendly village which has changed relatively little in living memory. Built high on a ridge, it has magnificent views across the Vale of Aylesbury, particularly from the grounds of the 12th century church. The stone and brick cottages, some even thatched, convey the impression of an age old settlement, and indeed the 'place of ash trees on the hill' appears to have been of some importance in Saxon times.

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Memories of Ashendon

Until just before the First World War, Ashendon was a completely agricultural village. About that time, the first farmworker broke away from that way of life to work on the railway, and this caused a stir.


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