West Horndon, Essex

Historical Description

Horndon, West, or West Thomdon, a parish in Essex, with a station called East Horndon, 5 miles S from Brentwood station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Brentwood. Acreage, 1396; population, 102. Thomdon Hall was formerly the seat of the Fitzwalters, is now the seat of Lord Petre, and has a Roman Catholic chapel attached. It was greatly injured by fire in 1878. The living of West Horndon with Ingrave is a rectory, in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, , £368 with residence. There is no church. The population of the united ecclesiastical parishes is 653.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish West Horndon St. Nicholas
Hundred Barstable
Poor Law union Billericay

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