Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
"HORNSEA, a parish in the E.R. of Yorkshire, (given as "Hornsey"), 150 cm. 175 mm. from London, is almost surrounded by a small arm of
the ocean. The Ch. having a
high steeple, is a notable sea-mark, Not very many years ago there was a street here, called Hornsey-Beck, all washed away
by the sea, except one or two houses; and they say the same fate happened to Hide, a village on the N. side of the T. Its
Mt. is on M. On the S. W. side of it is Hornsey-Meer."
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]
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