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Tel code: 0208 | code search
Postcode: CM5 | code search
Population: 6900
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Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
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Chipping Ongar is just one part of the town of Ongar, but is the common name used for the whole town, found in the Epping Forest district of Essex. Ongar was an important market town in the medieval period, lying at the centre of a ‘hundred’. The market started in the 12th century and the market place is still visible as the widest part of the High Street. The Old Market House on the High Street once housed the market in the 1840's. The oldest surviving building in the town is St. Martin's Church, which dates from the 11th century. The White House and Castle House are the largest houses in the town and date from the 16th century. The town became known as Castle Ongar in the 12th century because of the "motte and bailey" castle, the remains of which still survive. The town is known for Ongar tube station, the most north easterly on the London Underground until closure of the single track Epping to Ongar section in 1994. The line now operates a 1950s vintage diesel train on Sundays and some holidays. The North Weald Airfield Museum is found in nearby North Weald, and was once the site of the Battle of Britain Fighters.


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Black Horse Agencies - Ambrose
Irving Brokers & Daughters
London Real Estate
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Black Bull
Cock Tavern
Green Man
Nags Head
Queen's Head Fyfield
Queens Head
Red Lion
Royal Oak
Two Brewers
White Hart


Deborah Baxter & Co
Raggett Tiffen & Harries

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Ongar RFC (Rugby Union)



Ashlyns Organic Farm & Shop
Sunrise Organics
Lou's Cafe
Aphrodite Handmade Chocolates
Ongar Bakery
Padmore & Sons
Oops a Daisy Florist
Capital Flowers
JJ's Bowl Shop

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Travelodge Harlow North Weald (1.25 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Elmcroft Guest House (3.38 miles)

Elmcroft Guest House

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Elmcroft is situated just two miles from junction 7 of the M11 and 2 miles from Epping Town (Central Line)This imposing property stands in 3 acres of land with beautiful ... More

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Pergola Lodge Guest House (3.95 miles)

Pergola Lodge Guest House

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Pergola Lodge is a detached private 4 star, award winning Guest House just a minute from the bustling High Street of Epping - only 1/2 ... More

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Bell Hotel Epping (4.76 miles)

Bell Hotel Epping

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On the edge of Epping Forest, the main building of the hotel reflects its origins as a 16th century coaching inn whilst the bedrooms are in a separate block. This hotel ... More | visit website

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The Fox Inn (4.94 miles)

The Fox Inn

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The Fox Inn is an 18th Century pub, set in the peaceful village of Matching Tye. Staying at The Fox Inn gives you all the peace and quiet of the ... More

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Churchgate Hotel (5.61 miles)

Churchgate Hotel

This charming country house hotel was built around a 17th Century Chantry House. The hotel is set in landscaped gardens, complemented by the picturesque conservation village of Churchgate Street, yet close to the M11, M25 ... More | visit website

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Green Man Hotel (5.83 miles)

Green Man Hotel

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Fourteenth century former coaching inn set in quiet village green location with friendly atmosphere. Recently refurbished bedroom annexe, Mediterranean restaurant and traditional bar.

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Down Hall Country House Hotel (6.03 miles)

Down Hall Country House Hotel

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Down Hall Hotel is one of England's most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire-Essex border, Down Hall Hotel is half an hour from central London ... More

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Oasis Hotel (6.52 miles)

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The Oasis Hotels a wonderful place to relax befor that long flight home or on holiday. All of our rooms are en- suite. We offer a number of room sizes ranging from ... More

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Cock Inn Hotel (6.59 miles)

Cock Inn Hotel

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This 18th century coaching inn is located in a quiet village 15 minutes from Stansted Airport, and offers modern accommodation in a traditional setting. A shuttle service is available at an extra ... More

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