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High Ongar

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"ONGAR (HIGH), a parish in the hundred of ONGAR, county of ESSEX, ¾ of a mile (N. E.) from Chipping-Ongar, containing 1126 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £39. 10. 5, and in the patronage of the Executors of the Rev. E. Earle. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is lofty and spacious, with an arched roof, having clouds, stars, and a rising sun, painted on it." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • High Ongar was a member of the Onger Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • High Ongar was a member of the Onger Poor Law Union