Place:High Ongar, Essex, England

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NameHigh Ongar
Alt namesAngrasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.717°N 0.267°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoOngar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Epping and Ongar Rural, Essex, England|rural district of which it was part 1955-1974
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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High Ongar is a village and civil parish in the County of Essex, England. It is located a mile (1½ km) north-east of [[Place:Chipping Ongar, Essex, England|Chipping Ongar, 8 miles (13 km) west of Chelmsford and 6 miles (10 km) north-west of Brentwood.

The village of High Ongar has existed since the beginning of the 17th century, although in the Middle Ages it was probably no more than a tiny hamlet. The oldest surviving house in the village is the timber-framed and weather-boarded building immediately east of the church, known as Post Office Cottages. This dates from the late 16th or early 17th century and may have been built as the rectory. Part of it was at one time used as a "lock-up".

The most prominent building within High Ongar's Conservation Area is the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, which is listed Grade I. The church dates from the mid-12th century although it was extended and restored in the 19th century. Thomas Chase (died 1449), former Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Chancellor of Oxford, spent his last years as vicar here.

The parish was part of the Ongar Rural District from 1894 until 1955, the Epping and Ongar Rural District from 1955 to 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex.

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