|Post town:||Saffron Walden|
The River Bourn has caused much flooding in recent years to the village of Ashdon in 2000 and 2001 saw heavy winds and rain flood it immensely. On 14 June 2007 the village fell victim to flash flooding when a month's rain fell in an hour causing heavy flooding.
Ashdon Halt was a stop on the now-closed Saffron Walden Railway near Church End.
The village has are two cricket teams that play at Waltons Park. There is also a football, bowls. Ashdon has hosted numerous cycle events in recent years.
Places of interest
There is a windmill on the hill, Bragg's Mill, which has recently been renovated; it is one of the few remaining post mills in Essex. The restored windmill was opened on 23 September 2006 by Patricia Herrmann OBE, Vice Chairman of the Essex Environment Trust. There is also a village museum with information on local history. The village hall is Midsummer Hill.
There are three religious centres in the village. These are two churches, All Saints Church and Ashdon Baptist Church and the Buddhist retreat at Marpa House. Ashdon Baptist Church has been in the village since 1809. The parish church of All Saints dates from the 13th century, with later alterations. Marpa House Buddhist retreat was established in 1973 and is run by the Dharma Trust and practices the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Business includes the local Post Office, a garage, pub, farm and Beeches Nursery.
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