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Ovingham Parish, 1848


OVINGHAM (St. Mary), a parish, partly in the union of Hexham, and partly in that of Castle ward, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland; containing 3,429 inhabitants, of whom 257 are in Ovingham township, 11 miles (W.) from Newcastle. The parish comprises the townships of Dukershagg, Eltringham, Harlow-Hill, Hedley-on-the-Hill, Hedley-Woodside, Horsley, Mickley, Nafferton, Ovingham, Ovington, Prudhoe, Prudhoe-Castle, Rutchester, Spittle, Welton, Whittle, and Wylam. It is on both sides of the Tyne, on the borders of which river the soil is productive, and interspersed with wood; in some parts the land is bare of wood, and a strong clay soil. Several coal-mines are in operation; small quantities of ironstone are found, and freestone in most of the townships. The road from Newcastle to Hexham, and the old military road, now a public highway, pass through the parish. The township of Ovingham comprises 446 acres, and is situated on the north bank of the Tyne, parallel with which, on the south side, runs the Newcastle and Carlisle railway: in the village are a brewery, and a dye-house and bleaching-grounds. Fairs are held on 26th April and 26th October.

The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king's books at £5. 8. 4., and recently endowed by C. W. Bigge, Esq., who is patron and impropriator, with £21 per annum; total net income, £161. There is a glebe-house, with 39 acres of land; the house, which is ancient, occupies the site, and includes the remains, of a cell of Black canons, founded by one of the Umfravilles, and the revenue of which at the Dissolution was £13. 4. 8. The tithes of Ovingham township have been commuted for £78. The church is an elegant and commodious structure in the early English style, in the shape of a Greek cross, with a very ancient tower of the date 1180. At Hall-Yards, near Mickley, is a chapel, consecrated 31st August, 1824. The Wesleyans, Independents, and Presbyterians have places of worship; and numerous schools have been built. Thomas Bewick, the celebrated wood-engraver, was born in the parish; as was also John Jackson, one of the best wood-engravers of the present day.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Ovingham Civil Parish Wylam Township, 1848 Hedley Woodside Township, 1848 Welton Township, 1848 Prudhoe Township, 1848 Prudhoe Castle Township, 1848 Ovington Eltringham Township, 1848 Whittle Township, Ovingham, 1848 Spittle Township, Ovingham, 1848 Harlow Hill Hedley Township, Northumberland, 1848 Parishes and Townships - 1848
Whittle Township, Ovingham, 1848
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Whittle Township, Ovingham, 1848
- WHITTLE, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 11 miles (W.) from Newcastle; containing 31 inhabitants. It is ...
Spittle Township, Ovingham, 1848
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Spittle Township, Ovingham, 1848
- SPITTLE, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 11 miles (W. by N.) from Newcastle; containing 10 inhabitants. ...
Eltringham Township, 1848
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Eltringham Township, 1848
- ELTRINGHAM, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13½ miles (W. by S.) from Newcastle; containing 87 inhabitants, ...
Prudhoe Township, 1848
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Prudhoe Township, 1848
- PRUDHOE, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 12½ miles (W. by S.) from Newcastle; containing 369 inhabitants. ...
Harlow Hill
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Harlow Hill
- Overview About Harlow Hill Map Street View Harlow Hill is a hamlet in Northumberland, located about 2 miles south of Stamfordham and 10 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Harlow ...
Prudhoe Castle Township, 1848
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Prudhoe Castle Township, 1848
- PRUDHOE-CASTLE, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 12¾ miles (W.) from Newcastle; containing 126 inhabitants. Here was ...
Welton Township, 1848
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Welton Township, 1848
- WELTON, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 9¼ miles (E.N.E.) from Hexham; containing 59 inhabitants. This was ...
Wylam Township, 1848
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Wylam Township, 1848
- WYLAM, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 9 miles (W.) from Newcastle; containing 984 inhabitants. The manor ...
Ovington
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Ovington
- Overview About Ovington Map Street View Ovington is a village and civil parish in Northumberland. The village of Ovington is located near the River Tyne, a mile east of Ovingham. ...
Hedley Township, Northumberland, 1848
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Hedley Township, Northumberland, 1848
- HEDLEY, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 3 miles (S.) from Ovingham; containing 229 inhabitants. It lies ...
Hedley Woodside Township, 1848
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Hedley Woodside Township, 1848
- HEDLEY-WOODSIDE, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 4 miles (S.) from Ovingham; containing 73 inhabitants. It extends ...

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