Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for OVINGTON

OVINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Wayland district, Norfolk; near the river Wissey and the Roman road to Caistor, 1½ mile N N E of Watton r. station. Post-town, Watton, under Thetford. Acres, 1, 497. Real property, £2, 875. Pop., 291. Houses, 73. The property is much subdivided. The manor of Ovington-Bozomes belongs to the University of Cambridge; and the manor of Woodhouse belongs to R. J. H. Harvey, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £415.* Patron, the University of Cambridge. The church, which was recently restored, has a fine Norman door, and a tower. There are a Primitive Methodistchapel, and a fuel allotment £52.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Ovington CP/AP       Wayland RegD/PLU       Norfolk AncC
Place: Ovington

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