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Horndon on the Hill

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"HORNDON-on-the-HILL, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 16½ miles (S. by w.) from Chelmsford, containing 420 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14. 6. 8., endowed with £235 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Here was formerly a market on Saturday. A fair for wool is held on the 29th of June." [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

  • Horndon-on-the-Hill was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Horndon-on-the-Hill was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union