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Chipping Ongar, Essex

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Chipping Ongar, Essex

Chipping Ongar is a small market town in the civil parish of Ongar, in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex, England. It is located 5 miles east of Epping, 6 miles southeast of Harlow and 6 miles northwest of Brentwood.
DistrictEpping Forest
Post townONGAR
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL5503
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01277

Other names by which Chipping Ongar, Essex has been known in the past

Angre ~ Aungre ~ Chipping Onger ~ Ongar

Chipping Ongar, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ongar, (or Chipping Ongar), small market town and par. with ry. sta., Essex, in NW. of co., on river Roding, 6 miles E. of Epping and 23½ NE. of London, 511 ac., pop. 992; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Ongar is a very old place, and was anciently called Aungre. It occupies the site of an ancient entrenchment, and was a Roman settlement, of which numerous relics have been found. Remains of an ancient castle are also here. The Roding is crossed at Ongar by a handsome 3-arched bridge.

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