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Chipping Ongar

Chipping Ongar is a small village within the county of Essex. When the boy and I were in Maldon last month, we picked up an information leaflet up about the village and were thoroughly intrigued.

Behind thick greenery and barbed wire, is the remains of a 12th Century motte and bailey castle. Sadly however, the land is privately owned so you can't hop the fence!
All that remains, is a mound surrounded by trees... its quite difficult to imagine the size and scale of the fortress unfortunately... picture prompts are duly needed!

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The original fortifications are believed to have been built by Eustace II, Count of Boulogne as he purchased the manor at Ongar in 1086 & built St Martin's church which is a little way from the castle :)

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Overall I was a little disappointed with the remains, but the village was beautiful and we certainly chose a good day to travel down.

Dress - topshop via ebay (around £10)
Shoes - george @ asda (£5)
Bag - tesco (£13)

We also visited London on Tuesday briefly!

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And a little outfit picture taken outside our Edwardian house ;)

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Dress - h&m via a charity shop (£6.50)

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