Ivington

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Ivington
Ivington is located in Herefordshire
Ivington
Ivington
 Ivington shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO472564
Shire county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEOMINSTER
Postcode district HR6
Dialling code 01568
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire

Coordinates: 52°12′12″N 2°46′19″W / 52.2033°N 2.772°W / 52.2033; -2.772

Ivington is a village in the county of Herefordshire, England, approximately 13 miles (21 km) north of Hereford. It is about 2 miles (3 km) south-west of its post town Leominster. Ivington has a small church dedicated to St. John, and a Church of England Primary School.

Toponymy[edit]

Ivington was recorded as Ivintune in the 1068 Domesday Book, the name deriving from the Old English for "estate associated with a man called Ifa".[1]

Geography[edit]

The village lies approximately 13 miles (21 km) north of Hereford and 2 miles (3 km) south-west of its post town, Leominster. Surrounding villages include Ivington Green, Stag Batch, Newtown and Brierley. Ivington lies just south of the River Arrow.

Notable people[edit]

Statistician Florence Nightingale David was born in Ivington in 1909.[2] Television presenter and writer Monty Don lives in Ivington.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A. D. (1998). Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. p. 198. ISBN 0-19-280074-4. 
  2. ^ "1995, University of California: In Memoriam". University of California. 1995. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ "TV gardener Monty Don has stroke". BBC. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-07-11.