Horndon on the Hill, Essex
Horndon-on-the-Hill, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on a hill, 1 ½ mile NW from Stanford-le-Hope station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, and 2 miles ENE of Orsett, has a fine prospect along the Thames to London and to the sea, is an ancient place, was formerly a market-town, and has now a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grays. The parish comprises 2649 acres; population, 546. A farm bears the name of Saffron Gardens, from the former cultivation of saffron. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £212. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's. The church, which dates from the early part of the 13th century, consists of chancel, with chapel, nave, aisles, S porch, and wooden tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Horndon-on-the-Hill St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Orsett|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Horndon on the Hill are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: