Horndon-on-the-Hill (St. Peter)
HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Orsett, hundred of Barstable, S. division of Essex, 12 miles (E. S. E.) from Romford; containing 576 inhabitants. The parish takes its affix from its situation on a hill, commanding an extensive and richly-diversified prospect; it comprises, partly by admeasurement and partly by computation, 2634a. 3r. 1p., of which about 2005 acres are arable, 506 meadow and pasture, and 36 woodland. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14. 6. 8.; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for £390, and the vicarial for £180; a rentcharge also of £248 is paid to certain impropriators. The church, pleasantly situated near the centre of the village, is an ancient edifice, with a tower of stone surmounted by a spire of wood.