Place:Ovington, Essex, England

Alt namesOluitunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
Ouitunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 104
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.05°N 0.567°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoBumpstead Rural, Essex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Halstead Rural, Essex, Englandrural district into which it was absorbed in 1934
Braintree (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Ovington is a small village in Essex, England. The village is situated about three miles (5 km) from the village of Clare. It consists of St. Mary's Church, and a few houses. There is the air traffic of Ridgewell Airfield. (Usually gliders and sometimes military training exercises.)

One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is mentioned together with Hedingham Castle and listed amongst the lands given to Roger Bigod by the King. The land given to Roger included of meadow that was (in total) valued at four pounds.

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