Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ONGAR CASTLE


ONGAR CASTLE
Photo Quentin Buller

A 12th Century motte and bailey castle occupied until the 16th century. The overgrown motte still stands over 50 feet high and is completely surrounded by a moat, but the stone tower on its summit dating from 1150 has been completely demolished. There are two baileys, one on each side. Nearby is the remains of the moat that surrounded the town fortifications.

Private, but visible from a footpath.


Moat photo Quentin Buller Moat photo Quentin Buller Remains of the town moat photo Quentin Buller

 

Directions
At Chipping Ongar, 12 miles west of Chelmsford off the A414
Castle Street, Ongar, Essex CM5 9JT

 



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