Ashen is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. It is located about east-southeast of Haverhill and is north from the county town of Chelmsford. The village lies to the south of the River Stour, which here forms the county boundary with Suffolk. The village is in the district of Braintree and the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden. The parish is part of the Bumpsteads and Upper Colne parish cluster.
According to the 2001 census it had a population of 315.