English Heritage

To mark 950 years since the Battle of Hastings, we've teamed up with illustrator and author Liz Pichon to create a modern day Bayeux Tapestry, showcasing the top ten moments from history since 1066.

We asked children to help us choose, and here's what they selected.

Posted 24th June 2021






Village Trail

New village history trail

While you’re taking a walk around the village, why not find out who lived in the houses, what they did and how they lived in years gone by. As well as the butcher, baker and candlestick maker, there were shoemakers, clockmakers, blacksmiths, steam engine drivers, wheelwrights, dressmakers, millers and many more. Just download and print out the trail and explore the village in a new way. 

The group started back in 2007 and we consider ourselves a very informal group so please feel free to join us at any of our meetings or events. We discuss various topics of local history as well as organise trips, walks and talks with a variety of guest speakers.

Next Talk: Tourism and the Seven Edgehill Tea Gardens - Thursday 9th September @ 7.30pm in the Hornton Pavilion 

​We welcome new members so why not join us at our next meeting.

The Hornton History Group





Home Farm 1870.jpg

View the full gallery of Hornton through the years below


Latest News

New Website

Welcome to our new website and we hope you like it, not quite finished yet, but we're uploading more every week.

If you find any errors or links that don't work, please let us know. You can do this by emailing; MAIL

If you have any information on Hornton, it's history or people please also use the same email to get in touch.

We hope to be back in action later this year and restart our meetings, talks and visits. So come back again and we will hopefully have a schedule of events.Including the ice cream lady!



Escape to the Country


“ In 1940 I was seven years old; I was evacuated from London to Hornton, with my sister Audrey who was five. We arrived on Sumner’s coach, which stopped outside a little general store that had a lovely bow window…”

The Royal British Legion

Happy Birthday to The Royal British Legion who celebrated 100years of support to the men and women of our armed forces. We salute you too