History of Ovington

St Mary's Church, Ovington
St Mary's Church, Ovington.
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History of Ovington >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

OVINGTON, a small village and parish, on the south side of the Stour Valley, 2 miles South West of Clare, has only 166 souls, and about 700 acres of land.

Messrs. Homfray and Spackman are lords of the manor in right of their wives, but part of the parish belongs to the Earl of Mornington, J.P. Elwes, Esq., and a few smaller owners. The manor has been held by the Vere, Felton, English, and other families.

The Church is a small antique fabric, with a wooden tower and spire, standing on high ground, commanding fine views.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £7, and in 1831 at £469, with that of Tilbury-juxta Clare, and the curacy of Allbrights annexed to it, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. C.J. Fisher, B.A., who has a large and handsome residence here, and about 60 acres of glebe, in the two parishes.

Belchamp St. Ethelbert, now commonly called Allbrights, is a chapelry in Otten Belchamp, but has belonged ecclesiastically to this parish since the year 1473, about which time its chapel went to decay. In lieu of tithes in this chapelry, and his two united parishes, the rector has £556 per annum.

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Ovington - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Ovington - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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