Place:


Okeover  Staffordshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Okeover like this:

OAKOVER, or Okeover, a parish in the district of Ashborne and county of Stafford; on the river Dove at the boundary with Derbyshire, 2 miles N W of Ashborne r. station. Post-town, Ashborne. Acres, 810. Real property, £1, 381. Pop., 61. Houses, 11. Oakover House is the seat of H.Oakover, Esq.; was built on the site of a former mansion, the seat of Mr. ...


Os. ancestors; contains Raphael's " Holy Family, " which was hidden under a floor during the civil wars of Charles I.; and contains also paintings by Titian,Dolci, Rubens, and Vandervelde. The parish contains Hallsteds barrow, and Arbour-close Roman camp; and is a meet for Yates'harriers. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £20. Patron, H.Oakover, Esq. The church is old and ivy-clad, and contains a triple canopied brass of an Oakover of 1520.

Okeover through time

Okeover is now part of East Staffordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Staffordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Okeover itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Okeover in East Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8442

Date accessed: 01st December 2021


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