St Michael and All Angels parish church
United Kingdom Census 2001
1,033 (2011 Census)
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The village name is a common one in England. It is Old English in origin and derives from the two words horu 'dirt' and t?n 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Hortune. The Horton Manor was assessed at 10 hides and held by Walter son of Other.
Horton was transferred from Buckinghamshire to Berkshire in 1974. Through the Horton parish flows the Colne Brook which runs to the River Thames from the River Colne.Wraysbury railway station is nearest its southern end, and Sunnymeads railway station is nearest its western end. Heathrow airport is to its east. 
The Church of England parish church of St Michael has a 12th-century nave, with an ornate Norman arch over the north door in the porch. The north transept is 15th century and the square bell-tower is late 16th century. The aisle, chancel and vestry were rebuilt in 1875-76. The exterior of the church is chequered with brickwork, limestone and flint.
At parish level the village is represented by nine councillors of the Horton Parish Council.
At borough level the town is part of the Horton and Wraysbury electoral ward and is currently represented by two councillors, John Lenton and Colin Rayner of the Conservative Party, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Councillor Rayner serves on both the Horton Parish Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council.
John Milton the English poet is one of the more famous former residents of Horton. His family rented Berkyn Manor, a house that belonged to Sir John Egerton, in the parish between 1632 and 1640. The chancel of St Michael's parish church contains the grave of Milton's mother Sara; and a 19th-century stained glass window on the church commemorates Milton's poem Paradise Lost. The current Berkyn Manor was rebuilt in 1848 by Edward Tyrrell (Remembrancer of the City of London) reputedly on the site of Milton's house.