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Horne, Surrey

Historical Description

Horne, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands 3 miles SW by S of Godstone, and 4 from Horley station on the L.B. & S.C.R. The parish includes the detached place of Harrowsley Borough, 2½ miles SW of the village. Post town, East Grinstead or Horley; money order and telegraph office, Outwood. Acreage, 4594; population of the civil parish, 708; of the ecclesiastical, 568. Thunderfield Castle, an extensive moated ground near Harrowsley, is said to have been the site of a palace of King Athelstane. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; gross value, £4.4: 5. The church is ancient but good, was restored in 1880, and has a spire.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySurrey 
Ecclesiastical parishHorne St. Mary 
Poor Law unionGodstone 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Horne from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH6