Block Management Hornchurch
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Hornchurch.
History of Hornchurch
Hornchurch is situated in east London, in the borough of Havering. It is 15.2 miles from the centre of London. In 1163, a church was built. Over the centuries it has been rebuilt. However, parts of the building from the 14th century, remain. Today it is known as St. Andrew's Church, and is a Grade I listed building. In the medieval period, it was known locally as "the Horned Church," probably because in 1222, a sculpture was made of a bulls head, and placed at the East end of the church roof. This may explain the origin of the name of the early village settlement. In 1824, the copper horns were repaired, as wear and tear must have taken its toll, over the centuries. In 1999, the copper horns were stolen and never recovered. However, they were replaced in 2001.
In the reign of Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), Hornchurch was a large village by Tudor standards, with a population of up to 800. Many villagers made their living from farming. There was also a considerable leather industry in the village, and skinners, tanners and shoemakers worked there.
From the 17th century up to the 19th century, Hornchurch was a quiet, residential area, and ideal for well off people. The village was close enough for them to travel to work by coach and horses. However, it was less dirty and noisy than London.
In the early 19th century, Hornchurch was a large village. At this time, many stagecoaches passed through Hornchurch, to and from London, and there were several inns in the village.
At the end of the 19th century, the population of Hornchurch was over 4,000. However, by the mid 1920s, it was 12,000. One factor that attributed to the population growth, was the desire for well off people, to live in this affluent area. The other factor was the opening of Hornchurch station in 1885, by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The station was completely rebuilt in 1932, by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. The station was further developed by the District Railway local service, which was extended from Barking to Upminster. The station we know today, is on the District Line of the Underground.
By the early 1930s, Hornchurch's population was over 28,000, and it continued to grow. In 1965, Hornchurch's urban district council was replaced, to become part of part of the London Borough of Havering. Today, Hornchurch is a thriving suburb of London. In 2011, the population was recorded at 63,583.
New developments in Hornchurch
Abbs Cross Gardens, Hornchurch, RM12. This is a retirement development, and the average price for a one bedroom apartment is £175,000. For this example of a mortgage calculator, the homebuyer pays a £17,500 deposit for the property price of £175,000. The repayment period is 25 years, with monthly repayments of £814. A further advantage is that there is no onward chain.
Retirement apartments in this development are spacious and recently refurbished, with central heating and double glazing throughout. There is off street parking and communal gardens.
One bedroom apartments have one bathroom/WC, and the suite has a bath with glazed guard, mixer tap and shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There is tiled flooring, complimentary tiling and a smooth ceiling. The bedroom has built-in wardrobes and textured ceiling; and the lounge/diner has textured ceiling and cornice coving. The kitchen has a range of base level units and drawers with work surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink drainer unit with mixer tap, inset electric hob with extractor hood over and integrated oven and grill. There is potential space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. There are eye level cupboards, wall mounted Logic boiler, tiled flooring and textured ceiling.
Douglas Allen have on offer Appleton Way, Hornchurch, RM12. This development has communal gardens and allocated parking. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £300,000.
Two bedroom apartments are modern in design and spacious, with central heating, two bathrooms, with an en-suite to bedroom 1. The lounge/diner has wooden floor, with plenty of natural light. All bedrooms are carpeted, and kitchens have built in appliances, and are tiled. Bathrooms have WC, and bath/shower with glass screen.
The development is near Hornchurch High Street, with its shops, restaurants and cafes. The nearest station is Emerson Park, Overground and Underground, 0.5 miles away. Hornchurch, Underground, is 0.6 miles away; and Upminster Bridge, Underground, is 0.8 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Hornchurch
With my friend, I've booked tickets to see the world premiere of The Flood, by Vickie Donoghue, at the Queen's Theatre. This play is about calling a place home, and what that really means. There are dramatic moments as the story time-hops between 1953, present day and 2053. It looks like there's going to be a strange combination of celebration and tragedy. Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the play!
Things to do in Hornchurch
Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11, is a 507 seat theatre. It was awarded Winner of London Theatre of the Year, 2020. Behind the scenes, sets and costumes are created by a highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists, prop makers and wardrobe team. Performances include comedy, dance, drama, modern classic, musical and youth theatre. Workshops are held. The theatre hosts discount vouchers, and there is a cafe and bar.
Hornchurch - Cultural Scene
The Harrow, 130 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, RM11, is a gastropub, offering a great range of foods. There are starters, sharers, pasta fish and salads, lunch bits, pub classics, burgers, sides, chargrill, desserts, coffee and tea, and children's menu. Drinks include ale, beer and cider, cocktails, wines, prosecco, gin bar and low and no alcohol. There are drinks packages, ideal for those who wish to consume plenty of bottles or cans. Other special deals include bottomless brunch, bottomless Friday, wine club, cask club, 2 for £10 cocktails, fixed price menu, Sunday roasts, Thursday steak night, weekend fizz and birthday prosecco. The pub has a garden, which is ideal for visits in warm weather.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Hornchurch
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Haart - 13 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1RL
Hunters - 39 Station Lane, Hornchurch RM12 6JL
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