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Castle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ongar, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7046 / 51°42'16"N

Longitude: 0.2477 / 0°14'51"E

OS Eastings: 555413

OS Northings: 203041

OS Grid: TL554030

Mapcode National: GBR MGZ.3FM

Mapcode Global: VHHMP.7FT3

Entry Name: Castle House

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117764

Location: Ongar, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Ongar

Built-Up Area: Chipping Ongar

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Chipping Ongar with Shelley

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

8/49 Castle House

House, sometime Manor House of Chipping Ongar Manor. Cl6 origin altered c.1840.
Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tile roof with 3 symmetrical feature
gables. 2 storeys and attics. 3 window range of 3 light casements. Moulded
band over ground floor windows. Drip hoods to ground floor windows and central
door, the latter hood with carved face stops. Double doors of 12 panels with
"Tudor Arch" head, approached by 4 steps. Single storey crenellated extensions
to right and left. Red brick chimney stack to left and plastered chimney stack
to right. Internal panelled shutters to windows. Cl6 tie beams in attics and
Cl6/Cl7 panelling in some rooms. Early Cl9 it was the home of Congregational
Minister Isaac Taylor, whose daughter Jane wrote many childrens poems, including
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Moated and motte and Bailey Site.

Listing NGR: TL5541303041

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