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Roman Hornton 73 AD - 410 AD
Anglo-Saxon Hornton 410 AD - 1066
Bronze and Iron Age 800 BC
The ancient parish, lying on the northwest border of Oxfordshire and
Warwickshire, is bounded by streams which eventually flow into the Sor Brook,
a tributary of the Cherwell. The upland parts lie on Middle Lias rocks. On the
NW boundary are extensive quarries of Hornton stone - British History Online
Scatter of pottery found - Suggests there may have been an early settlement here
1066-87 William I of Normandy
The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time).
The original Domesday Book has survived over 900 years of English history and is currently housed in a specially made chest at The National Archives in Kew, London.
'Hornlie' - Hornton included only under the entry for Horley. 'Hornley' comprising 3 villages - Hornton, Horley & Upton. Hornelie: Ralph from Count of Mortain; monks of St. Peter's from Count of Mortain; Richard from Robert of Stafford; Ralph from Berengar de Tosny. 2 mills.
1087-1100 William II
1100-35 Henry I
1135-54 Stephen & Matilda
1154-89 Henry II
1189-99 Richard I
Village development - Name change
Known as ‘Hornigeton’, then ‘Hornington’
Hornton Conservation Report 2012
St John the Baptist’s Church built Notable for its Norman pillars and font and unusual Doom painting
“Walking through Centuries” by JP Bowes