Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for OVINGTON, or Ovingham

OVINGTON, or Ovingham, a township in Forcett parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Tees, at the boundary with Durham, 5 miles S E by E of Barnard-Castle. Acres, 530. Real property, £851. Pop., 142. Houses, 34. A Gilbertine priory was founded here, by Alan de Wilton, in the time of King John; but has left no traces. There are remains of a small ancient camp.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Forcett AP/Ch/CP       Ovington CP/Tn       Yorkshire AncC
Place names: OVINGHAM     |     OVINGTON     |     OVINGTON OR OVINGHAM
Place: Ovington

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