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Hornchurch, Havering

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Hornchurch, Havering

Hornchurch is a large suburban town in northeast London, England and part of the London Borough of Havering. It is located 15.2 miles east-northeast of Charing Cross and is one of the locally important district centres identified in the London Plan. It comprises a number of shopping streets and a large residential area. It historically formed a large ancient parish in the county of Essex that became the manor and liberty of Havering.
Administrative CountyHavering
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ5386
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01708
Population25,470 (Hacton and St Andrew's wards 2007)

Other names by which Hornchurch, Havering has been known in the past

Cornutum Monasterium ~ Horne Church

Hornchurch, Havering in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hornchurch.-- par. and vil., S. Essex, between rivers Rom and Ingerburn, 2 miles SE. of Romford, 6784 ac. and 138 tidalwater and foreshore, pop. 2824; P.O., T.O.; has iron-founding and mfrs. of steam engines, boilers, agricultural implements, bricks, tiles, drain pipes, &c.

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