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Ongar Park Hall Farm Buildings, Bobbingworth

Description: Ongar Park Hall Farm Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 January 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 118077

OS Grid Reference: TL5134503898
OS Grid Coordinates: 551345, 203898
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7134, 0.1893

Location: Bobbingworth, Essex CM16 6GQ

Locality: Bobbingworth
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM16 6GQ

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list:-

(partly in Bobbingworth Parish)

4/10000 Ongar Park Hall
Farm buildings


Planned farmstead buildings. Circa 1860-80; remodelled circa 1883 by
Primrose McConnell. Red brick, plain and pantile roofs. Plan: Planned
arable farmstead with a barn and cowhouse at centre, cattle shelter
on east side, cowhouses on south side, a shed and implement shed on
west side and a range of stables on the north side, with the medieval
farmhouse Ongar Park Hall (qv) in the NE corner. In 1883 Primrose
McConnell remodelled the farmstead as a dairy farm, a dairy was built
to the S of the barn and the barn and old cowhouse were rebuilt after
a fire in 1898. At the centre the cowhouse and barn has a double-span
roof with lean-tos on either side, the barn with large round-arch
cartways in either end (S end blocked); weatherboarded timber frame
partition between barn and cowhouse, and inserted floor in cowhouse;
incorporated into south end is the dairy built by McConnell and a
cowhouse range at right angles at the south end. On east side a long
12-bay open-fronted cattle shelter. On north side the stable range has
cross wing on west end and taller roof range on east end with garage
doors inserted. On north of west side (NW corner) a 3-bay open-fronted
implement shed and attached store, to south of which is a detached
aisled shed with a hipped roof.
Note: Primrose McConnell (1856-1931) the Scottish farmer and
influential agriculturalist, migrated with his father to Essex to
become tenants at Ongar Park Farm. Like other Scottish dairy farmers
moving to East Anglia during the agricultural depression of the 1880s
he remodelled what was originally an arable farm to a dairy farm
during his tenancy at Ongar Park Farm from 1883 to 1905. In his
articles in the Scottish agricultural press he influenced other
Scottish farmers to migrate to East Anglia. It was here at Ongar Park
Farm that he wrote his influential 'Agricultural Notebook', first
published in 1883 and which is a standard work still in print; the
18th edition was published in 1992.

Listing NGR: TL5134503898

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Source: English Heritage

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