Photographs of Ongar throughout the years.
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More will be added here as the archives become available, so keep checking back!
The ownership of some images is unknown.  OMHS are willing to remove any at the request of authorised owners.
The Taylor Houses
Osborne Collection - Ann Gilbert's Album
Images shown here with thanks to Robin Taylor Gilbert, Christina Duff Stewart and
The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.
Castle House by Jane Taylor dated Hull 1821
Castle House by Jane Taylor dated Hull 1821
Castle House in 1994
Castle House in 1994
"My Father's House at Ongar, Essex (Peaked Farm) by Isaac Taylor circa 1820
"My Father's House at Ongar, Essex (Peaked Farm) by Isaac Taylor circa 1820
New House Farm (known to the Taylors as Peaked Farm) in 1994
New House Farm (known to the Taylors as Peaked Farm) in 1994
Rear view of Ware Lane property (now 10 Castle St.) by Isaac Taylor 1822
Rear view of Ware Lane property (now 10 Castle St.) by Isaac Taylor 1822
Ware Lane property now 10 Castle Street in 1994
Ware Lane property now 10 Castle Street in 1994
Castle House drawing by W. Bartlett, engraved by H. Wallis published 1832
Castle House drawing by W. Bartlett, engraved by H. Wallis published 1832
Meeting House and Burial Ground at Ongar by Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers circa 1822
Meeting House and Burial Ground at Ongar by Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers circa 1822

Church Lane sketch by Annie Laurie Gilbert November 1912

Ongar High Street looking north circa. 1903 and February 2005
Ongar High Street looking north circa. 1903 and February 2005
The Lion Hotel (demolished in 1953) stood where today's fire station is located. Note the AA sign!
The Lion Hotel (demolished in 1953) stood where today's fire station is located. Note the AA sign!
Heading up to the Four Wantz road junction in 1934 and 2005.
Heading up to the Four Wantz road junction in 1934 and 2005.
11th Century St Martin's church is at the centre of both photographs.
11th Century St Martin's church is at the centre of both photographs.
Ongar Grammar School in 1916, now residential and business use.
Ongar Grammar School in 1916, now residential and business use.
The High Street in 1909 and 2005, sadly we haven't any banks in our town now though!
The High Street in 1909 and 2005, sadly we haven't any banks in our town now though!
Historical photographs
Bowes House
Bowes House
Four Wantz
Four Wantz
Ongar High Street The Kings Head
Ongar High Street The Kings Head
Ongar Grammar School Dining Room
Ongar Grammar School Dining Room
Ongar Grammar School
Ongar Grammar School
Ongar War Memorial Hospital
Ongar War Memorial Hospital
The Red Cow Pub Shelley
The Red Cow Pub Shelley
Fairfield Road around 1950
Fairfield Road around 1950
The Long Walk
The Long Walk
The Two Brewers, The Borough 1955
The Two Brewers, The Borough 1955
Before Longfields estate was built
Before Longfields estate was built
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