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Hornchurch is a village and parish,
pleasantly situauted on the road from Romford to Upminster; it is within the
liberty of Havering atte Bower, in the southern division of the county, Romford
union and county court district, rural deanery of Barking, archdeaconry of Essex
and diocese of Rochester, 2 miles south east from the railway station at Romford
and 14 from London, bounded on the east and west by the rivers Ingrebourne and
Rom. The church of St Andrew is an old spacious stone building, having a
chancel, nave, aisles and porches, with a large square tower, turreted and
embattled, and surmounted by a spire, the whole 170 feet from the base; there is
a peal of 6 bells, an organ, and a clock: the chancel was restored in 1869, and
a stained window added to the memory of Thomas Mashiter esq. The register dates
from the year 1576. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £740, with residence,
in the gift of NewCollege,
and held by the Rev Thomas Henry Griffith BCL, of that College, who was
presented in 1863. There are twenty five charities connected with this parish,
distributes at various times, according to the directions of the donors.
There are three almshouses, founded by
Dame Appleton in 1587, rebuilt in 1838; and two others by John Pennant, in 1587,
restored by Thomas Mashiter esq, in 1837. Here is afoundry, manufactory of steam engines and boilers, and agricultural
implement works; brick and tile and drain pipe making, brewing, and malting are
carried on. A priory ofSt Nicholas
and St Bernard, subordinate to the hospital of Monte Govis,
was founded here in the reign of Henry II, and purchased by William of Wykeham
and by him given to NewCollege.
Hornchurch Hall, Great Nelmes, Ardley Lodge, Harrow Lodge, Fair Kytes, Langtons
and Britons, are seats within the parish. David McIntosh, esq is the lord of the
liberty, but most of the land belongs to NewCollege,
The soil is of a light nature; subsoil, gravel. The area is 6,874 acres of
arable, grass and marsh lands; gross estimated rental £20,551; rateable value,
£17,704; in 1871 the population was 2,476.
Havering Well, 1 mile north of the
village, is a hamlet of Hornchurch
Parish Clerk, Benjamin Lazell
Post & Money Order & Telegraph Office &
Savings Bank – Mrs Eunice Hampshire, post mistress. Letters arrive from Romford
at 5.30 and ;
dispatched at 3.40 & .
Insurance agent :–
Atlas, G Beckett
& London & Globe, F Stratford
National school, Frederick Jenvey,
master; Mrs Emily jenvey, mistress
Carrier to London –
John Munt, from his own house, on tues, thurs & sat, returning same days
The historical trade directory and census listing of all of London, Essex, Kent, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire
Oxfordshire, and Dorset. If you are searching for a historical address, try the census and street directory database. This is a Victorian view on the streets of london and the south of England.
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And Last updated on: Wednesday, 29-Jul-2009 17:57:31 BST