Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for OVINGTON

OVINGTON, a parish in the district of Risbridge and county of Essex; near the river Stour at the boundary with Essex, 2 miles S by W of Clare, and 2½ N by E of Yeldham r. station. It appears on record so early as the time of Edward the Confessor; and it includes thequondam parish of Belchamp, St. Ethelbert. Post-town, Clare, under Sudbury. Acres, 705. Real property, £1, 122. Pop., 145. Houses, 32. Ovington Hall is now a farm-house. The living is a rectory, united with the rectories of Belchamp, St. Ethelbert and Tilbury, and with the chapelry of Allbrights, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £547.* Patron, the Rev.J. Fisher. The church is ancient and small.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Ovington AP/CP       Essex AncC
Place: Ovington

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