A Quick Overview of Hornchurch
Hornchurch is a suburban town in East London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering. It is located 15.2 miles (24.5 km) 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.
- 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.