High Street Photographic Survey 2003-2004
This survey was organised by the Ongar Millennium History Society to record those
small details, often overlooked, which are an important part of the individual character
of the town. The value of such details is not generally appreciated and much has
been lost in recent decades, often through ill-informed utilitarian alterations or
repairs which do not require, or never obtained, local authority planning consent.
All aspects of historic buildings are at risk, in particular chimney stacks, chimney
pots, doors, windows, shop fronts and a wide range of decorative details (some of
which may have lost their original function or significance, but still have historical
importance.) Some have been lost since this survey was started. The features recorded
here are all considered worthy of preservation (or sensitive replacement, if lost
or damaged) and it is hoped that this record will increase awareness of their significance,
and help to ensure their survival.
The photographers were Frank Hart and John Root, the text was prepared by Michael
Ongar Photographic Survey 2003-2004 (PDF)