Place:Ovington, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.075°N 1.202°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alresford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Itchen Stoke and Ovington, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was transferred in 1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ovington is located on the south bank of the River Itchen (also know as the River Alre upstream in New Alresford and Old Alresford) opposite Stoke Itchen in Hampshire, England. The location of the two villages can also be described as 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Alresford town centre in the valley of the River Itchen, 5 miles (8.0 km) north east of Winchester, and 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Itchen Abbas.

Ovington had a population of 163 in the UK census of 2001. It contains a house called the Old Rectory and its largest building in the central area is Ovington House, of no great antiquity but whose North Lodge is listed as Grade II. Its church is dedicated to St Peter and is Grade II listed.

The revenues from the manor at Ovington supported Itchen's nuns until 1284 when it was sold to the monks of St. Swithun's Priory, Winchester Cathedral. On the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1534–61), it was transferred to the newly formed Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral. The manorial rights were in dispute in 1855–59 between the Baroness van Zandt and the Bishop of Winchester. After this was resolved, it became the property of the Hewson family.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Ovington.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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