In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Horndon like this:
HORNDON (WEST), or WEST THORNDON, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; 2 miles SE of Brentwood r. station. Post town, Brentwood. Acres, 470. Real property, £653. Pop., 94. Houses, 12. Thorndon Park here, was formerly the seat of the Fitzwalters; is now the seat of Lord Petre; and has some good portraits and a Roman Catholic chapel. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Ingrave, in the diocese ofRochester. Value, £347.* Patrons, Representatives of the late Rev. R. A. Johnston. The church is a brick edifice of 1734, with a tower; and has a brass of 1400.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Horndon, in Brentwood and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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