St Michael's, Horton

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History - The Site and Setting

The Church, lying half-way between Windsor Castle and Heathrow Airport as the 'planes fly, is not only one of the oldest in the district, dating from c.1160, it is also one of the prettiest.

It is built of a medley of materials including flints, white clunch, limestone and red bricks.

The church set on the edge of the village centre, well back from the road, is unusual in that its principal entrance door is on its north side.

Immediately south of the church once stood Place House, a large tudor house (demolished in 1785). Until 1877 the church had a nearby entrance door in the west wall of the south aisle: a private doorway in the churchyard wall still remains.