Horndean is a small peaceful village in the Scottish Borders close to the village of Ladykirk and about 4 miles from Paxton on the B6461. The village is surrounded by countryside and set in an idyllic location.
It is thought that the remains of Horndean Church date back to the 12th century. In the 1500's, after the reformation the parish was amalgamated with Ladykirk and Hutton. Although the church continued to be used by the end of the 16th or early 17th century it had been abandoned and fallen into disuse. In 1725 it was described as a ruin. However, burials in the burial ground continued into the 19th century. All that remains today are foundations, covered in grass lying within an overgrown burial enclosure.