Ivington

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Ivington
Ivington is located in Herefordshire
Ivington
Ivington
Ivington shown within Herefordshire
OS grid referenceSO472564
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEOMINSTER
Postcode districtHR6
Dialling code01568
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
52°12′12″N 2°46′19″W / 52.2033°N 2.772°W / 52.2033; -2.772Coordinates: 52°12′12″N 2°46′19″W / 52.2033°N 2.772°W / 52.2033; -2.772

Ivington (/ˈɪvɪŋtən/) 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. The population as of the 2011 census was included within 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.