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"OVINGTON, 1½ mile N.E. of Watton, has in its parish 268 inhabitants, and 1497 acres of land, formerly belonging to the Knights Templar, of Carkrooke [sic]. The University of Cambridge owns part of the parish, and the manors of Ovington and Bozomes; and Mrs. Harvey, of Watton, has the manor of Woodhouse. Part of the soil belongs to several smaller owners. The Church (St. John the Evangelist) has a fine Norman door, and a square tower. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 3s. 6½d., has a yearly rent of £415, awarded in 1843 in lieu of tithes. It is in the gift of Cambridge University, and incumbency of the Rev. Edward Simons, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Ovington (St John the Evangelist) Monumental Inscriptions.
Includes Burial Registers 1813-2000.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, c2000]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St John the Evangelist.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Burials 1813-2000
See Cemeteries above.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Ovington was in Wayland Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Ovington is in Wayland Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Wayland Hundred
Description of Wayland Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.