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Ovingham, Northumberland

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Ovingham, Northumberland

Ovingham /ˈɒvɪŋdʒəm/ is a civil parish and village in the Tyne Valley of south Northumberland, England. It lies on the River Tyne 10 miles east of Hexham with neighbours Prudhoe, Ovington, Wylam and Stocksfield. The River Tyne provided an obstacle between Ovingham and Prudhoe until 20 December 1883, when a toll bridge was finally opened, taking the place of the ferry.
Post townHEXHAM
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ0863
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
 

Other names by which Ovingham, Northumberland has been known in the past

Ofingasham

Ovingham, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ovingham, par., township, and vil., Northumberland - par. (containing Prudhoe, Prudhoe Castle, &c.), 14,880 ac., pop. 8753; township, 555 ac., pop. 280; vil., on river Tyne, 10 miles E. of Hexham; P.O.

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