West Horndon  Essex


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.

West Horndon through time

West Horndon is now part of Brentwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Brentwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Horndon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Horndon, in Brentwood and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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