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East Horndon

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East Horndon, or Thorndon is a parish in the Billericay union and Barnstaple hundred, Rochester Diocese, Essex archdenconry, billericay deanery, in the Brentwood county court an police district, on the road from Brentwood to Orsett 3 miles south of Brentwood station, .. 21 miles from London, and 4 miles south-west from Billericay.
The parish consists of about 1,477 acres. Population in 1861 was 475." [Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

"HORNDON (EAST), a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (S. E.) from Brentwood, containing 459 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10. Earl Brownlow and others were patrons in 1795. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a small irregular structure, with several chapels, which contain portions in different styles of architecture; the font is in the Norman style;" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex


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Historical Geography

  • East Horndon was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • East Horndon was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union