15 Facts About Hornchurch


Hornchurch is a suburban town in East London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering.

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The economic history of Hornchurch is underpinned by a shift away from agriculture to other industries with the growing significance of nearby Romford as a market town and centre of administration.

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Hornchurch is an Anglicised version of the Latin Monasterium Cornutum, a term that was applied to the mother Abbey in Savoy.

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Hornchurch Cutting is a Site of Special Scientific Interest just north of St Andrews Park which exhibits the geology.

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Hornchurch subsequently gave Hornchurch to endow New College, Oxford, which still owns all the local church lands and buildings.

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Hornchurch was a large ancient parish in the Becontree hundred of Essex; it was divided into the three chapelries of Havering-atte-Bower, Hornchurch and Romford.

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The Hornchurch chapelry stretched from the River Thames in the south to Harold Wood in the north and was located between the River Ingrebourne in the east and the River Beam in the west.

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The royal manor of Havering, which was conterminous with the ancient parish of Hornchurch, enjoyed special status and a charter in 1465 removed it from the Becontree hundred and the county of Essex to instead form an independent liberty.

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In 1894 the Hornchurch vestry was abolished, to be replaced by Hornchurch Parish Council.

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Western Hornchurch is within the Hylands ward, and there are wards for Elm Park, Emerson Park and South Hornchurch.

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All of Hornchurch is within the Havering and Redbridge London Assembly constituency.

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Hornchurch is a post town in the RM postcode area, consisting of the RM11 and RM12 postcode districts.

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Hornchurch has two Roman Catholic churches: St Mary Mother of God in Hornchurch Road, and the Church of the English Martyrs in Alma Gardens.

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The Rom skatepark is located in the west of Hornchurch and is a Grade II listed structure.

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Hornchurch is home to the drum and bass record label RAM Records.

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