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Victoria County History
High Country links A table showing links to various recommended external sites.

History House Wikipedia Francis Frith
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Greensted Greensted History House
Greensted Wiki Greensted Frith
Stanford Rivers Stanford Rivers History House Stanford Rivers Wiki not listed
Stapleford Tawney Stapleford Tawney History House Stapleford Tawney Wiki Stapleford Tawney Frith
Theydon Mount Theydon Mount History House not listed Theydon Mount Frith

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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.
Greensted Victoria County History description of the High Country parish
Manor Church Schools Poor Relief Charities
Stanford Rivers Victoria County History description of the High Country parish
Manors Church Roman Catholicism
Protestant Nonconformity
Parish Govt. & Poor Relief
Stapleford Tawney Victoria County History description of the High Country parish
Manors Church Parish Govt. & Poor Relief Schools Charities
Theydon Mount Victoria County History description of the High Country parish
Manors Church Parish Govt. & Poor Relief Schools Charities

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History News
Essex Historic items for Essex can be found on History House.

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Historical Societies and Groups
Essex Congress Umberella organisation for local historical, heritage and archaeology groups in Essex.  The High Country History Group is a member..
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.
Blackmore Area Local History Not a historical or heritage group but a website for parishes to the east of the High Country in Essex. Covers Blackmore, Stondon Massey, Ingatestone and Fryerning in particular..  
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.  

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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:  13 June 2013