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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Hexham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ovington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ovington)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Ovington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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