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Hornchurch 1855 Post Office Directory
History of Hornchurch
Hornchurch is a village and parish, pleasantly situate on
the main road from Romford to Upminster, 2 miles south east from the railway
station of the former, 1 mile from the latter, and 14 from
Here are a foundry and agricultural implement works; brick and tile and
drainpipe making: brewing, malting, and the manufacture of knitting yarn,
Guernsey frocks, sea stockings, and woollen mops are carried on to a
considerable extent. There are almshouses founded by Dame Appleton, 1587,
rebuilt 1838; and others by John Pennant, 1597, restored by Thomas Mashiter Esq,
1837. There are other charities connected with this parish, distributed at
various times according to the directions of benevolent donors deceased.
Hornchurch was anciently celebrated for the number of pellmongers who resided
here; their business was to dress the leather for the breeches makers of
Romford. A boar’s head is wrested on Christmas day, this is an ancient custom.
Hornchurch parish contains near 6,799 acres of arable, grass, and marsh lands;
it is bounded on the west and east by the rivers Ingerbourn and Rom, and by the
on the south. David McIntosh Esq, is the lord of the liberty; but most of the
land belongs to
It is within the liberty of Havering ate Bower, Romford union, southern division
and contained in 1851, a population of 2,378. The living is a vicarage, value
£740, in the bishopric of Rochester, archdeaconry of Essex, deanery of Epping,
and gift of New College, Oxford, The Rev Daniel George Stacy, BCL, is the
incumbent, having been presented thereto in 1831. The church – an old, spacious
stone building dedicated to St Andrew – has a nave, chancel, north and south
aisles and porches, with a large square tower, turreted and embattled, crowned
with a neat spire, the whole rising 170 feet from the base; there is a peal of 6
bells and a clock. Hornchurch Hall, Great Nelmes, The Lodge, Fair Kytes,
Lanftons, and Britons are seats within this parish.
Haveringwell, 1 mile north of the village, is a hamlet of Hornchurch.
Bearblock John, esq
Bearblock Peter, esq
Porquet Louis Fenwick esq, Fairkytes
John Joseph Wm esq, Sutton’s gate
George esq, Harrow Lodge
Thomas esq, The Lodge
Mr Geo Frederick, Grosvenor House
Rev Daniel George, BCL
Mrs, Havering Well House
Francis esq, Little Langtons
John esq, Langtons
Walmesley Thomas G, esq, Great Nelmes
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