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Victoria County History
Blackmore Village Very popular community website contains local and family history
Blackmore. Priory Church of St Laurence.
St Laurence Blackmore The Parish Church website - home page
Essex Churches John Whitworth's excellent site describes Blackmore's bell tower: "Carlsberg don't make timber church towers .. but if they did ... they'd probably be the best timber church towers in the world".

Other Blackmore sites
Francis Frith Collection Photos with links regarding Blackmore (Essex)
History House Written by Keldon
Wikipedia On-line encyclopedia

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Villages in surrounding area A table showing links to various recommended external sites, including our own blackmorehistory blog

History House Wikipedia Francis Frith Link to BALH blog Other sites
Doddinghurst Doddinghurst History House Doddinghurst Wiki Doddinghurst Frith Our Blog
Fryerning Fryerning History House Fryerning Wiki Fryerning Frith Our Blog
High Ongar High Ongar History House High Ongar Wiki High Ongar Frith Our Blog
Ingatestone Ingatestone History House Ingatestone Wiki Ingatestone Frith Our Blog Mill Green Windmill
Mountnessing Mountnessing History House Mountnessing  Wiki Mountnessing Frith Our Blog
Norton Mandeville Norton Mandeville History House No entry Norton Mandeville Frith Our Blog
Shenfield Shenfield History House Shenfield Wiki Shenfield Frith Our Blog
Stondon Massey Stondon Massey History House Stondon Wiki Stondon Frith Our Blog
Willingale Willingale Doe
Willingale Doe History House
Willingale Spain
Willingale Spain History House
No entry Willingale Frith Our Blog
Writtle Writtle
Writtle History House
Highwood History House
Writtle Wiki Writtle Frith Our Blog Writtle Ringers

Writtle Village website

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Victoria County History
Overview to Volume on Ongar Hundred Published in 1956 and available at British History Online, Volume IV covers the 26 parishes forming the Ongar Hundred (Essex)
Description of Ongar Hundred A geography of the Ongar Hundred, which lies to the north and west of Blackmore
High Ongar VCH pages on the neighbouring parish of High Ongar
Manors Church Non Conformity Parish Govt & Poor Relief Schools Charities
Norton Mandeville VCH pages on the neighbouring parish of Norton Mandeville
Manor Church Non Conformity Poor Relief Schools Charities
Stondon Massey VCH pages on the neighbouring parish of Stondon Massey
Worthies Manor Church Roman Catholicism
Protestant Nonconformity Parish Government & Poor Relief Schools Charities
Medieval Tax Assessments Medieval Tax Assessments on Ongar Hundred (VCH Volume IV)
Hearth Tax Assessments Hearth Tax Assessments (1662, 1670, 1674) on Ongar Hundred
Bishop Compton's Census Bishop Compton's Census of 1676 on Ongar Hundred

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History News
Local Historic and heritage items of interest in the Blackmore Local Area will be covered on the blog: blackmorehistory.blogspot.
Essex Historic items for Essex can be found on History House.

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Historical Societies and Groups
Brentwood & District Historical Society Link to local Society. Meets monthly on Saturday afternoons, plus summer visits.
Essex Congress Umberella organisation for local historical, heritage and archaeology groups.
Essex Congress - directory Directory of member groups in Essex Congress.
Essex Society for Archaeology and History Leading county organisation which organises summer outings and publishes work.
Foxearth & District Local History Society A village in north Essex. Included here because it has an excellent website - an exemplar!
Local History Workshop Group meets bi-monthly with objective to support and encourage research.

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Places To Visit
Copped Hall, Epping Country house and grounds being restored by Trust.
Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey Small museum in west Essex country town.
Great Dunmow Museum A small but impressive town museum can be found at The Maltings just off of the High Street in Great Dunmow.  Covering many aspects of the town’s history, including the famous Dunmow Flitch Trial, it makes a pleasant weekend afternoon out.  Visitors can also learn about the railway, clock making, milling and brewing.  The Museum is housed in buildings which date back to c.1565 used once for malting barley for the former brewery.  The Grade II* building has been sympathetically restored and is now a meeting room as well as a museum.  It open virtually every weekend throughout the year.
Ingatestone Hall Country house. Seat of Petre family since Tudor times.
North Weald Airfield Museum Small museum of former RAF North Weald. Traces history from 1916 to its closure in 1964.
Other places of interest Link taken from Foxearth & District Local History Society website.

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Essex Record Office The starting point for on-line research for anything to do with the heritage of the county. Find out what amazing documents are available at Chelmsford.
SEAX SEAX is the on line catalogue of archives contained in the Essex Record Office
1911 Census Published for the first time in January 2009, a new resource for the genealogist / family historian.  Also, don't miss the 1910 Electoral Roll for Blackmore (Essex) on this site.

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Churches in Essex
Essex churches A labour of love by John Whitworth who has compiled a comprehensive photographic collection of Essex churches.
Lost Churches in Essex Andrew Barham's book, which includes nearby Berners Roding.
Brentwood Cathedral Featured on a blog profiling architects Quinlan and Francis Terry.

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Last Updated:  2 October 2012