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Ovington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Ovington, a township, with a village, in Ovingham parish, Northumberland, on the N bank of the river Tyne, 1 mile from Prudhoe railway station, and 9 miles E of Hexham. It has a post office under Ovingham (R.S.O.); money order office, Ovingham; telegraph office, Prudhoe. Acreage, 996 of land and 27 of water; population, 508. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. Ovington House and Ovington Cottage are chief residences. There is a church school, built in 1843 and enlarged in 1850 and again in 1880.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishOvingham 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE42
Post TownPrudhoe