TQ5486 : St. Andrews church. Hornchurch, Essex

near to Hornchurch, Havering, Great Britain

St. Andrews church.  Hornchurch, Essex
St. Andrews church. Hornchurch, Essex
There has been a church on this site since the 12th century, with the tower and North porch added in the 15th. High on the wall at the Eastern end of the church is the stone effigy of a bull's head with a magnificent pair of copper horns. These were known to exist as far back as 1222 when the first written reference to the church mentions the "monasterium cornutum" or horned church at Havering. It seems logical that this is how the village got its name. See TQ5486 : St Andrews Church, Hornchurch, Essex.
This shot taken as the sun peeped above the horizon just enough to add the tiniest bit of warmth to the scene.
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2012
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Friday, 10 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5440 8695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.6181N 0:13.5590E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5438 8699
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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