Oving, Buckinghamshire

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View from Bunces Lane. Oving - geograph.org.uk - 848855.jpg
View from Bunces Lane
Oving is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population478 (2011 Census including Pitchcott)[1]
OS grid referenceSP784211
Civil parish
  • Oving
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHP22
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°53′05″N 0°51′37″W / 51.8848°N 0.8604°W / 51.8848; -0.8604Coordinates: 51°53′05″N 0°51′37″W / 51.8848°N 0.8604°W / 51.8848; -0.8604

Oving (historically /ˈvɪŋ/, more recently /ˈvɪŋ/) is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about three and a half miles north east of Waddesdon, four miles south of Winslow.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Ufa's people'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Olvonge, though previously it was known as Ulfingas. In manorial records in the 13th century it became known as Vuinges.

Oving was described in 1806 in Magna Britannia as follows:

OVING, in the hundred of Ashendon and deanery of Wendover, lies about six miles north-west of Aylesbury, and about a mile to the west of the road from that town to Buckingham. The manor of Oving was purchased, in 1735, of the family of Collins, by Francis Tyringham esq. after whose death it devolved to his elder sister Parnell, wife of Charles Pilsworth esq. M.P. for Aylesbury, who resided at Oving. Some time after Mr. Pilsworth's death it was sold to the late Richard Hopkins esq. one of the lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and was bequeathed by him to Colonel Richard Northey, who has since taken the name of Hopkins in addition, and has now the rank of major-general. The manor-house being situated on the brow of a hill forms a conspicuous object in the vale of Aylesbury. Another manor in Oving has passed with North Marston, and is now held under Magdalen College, in Oxford, by Francis Wastie esq. The rectory is in the gift of the crown.

The small parish church is dedicated to 'All Saints'. The village contains some attractive cottages especially in New Road.

The village has one public house known as 'The Black Boy', a quaint half-timbered construction under a tiled roof built c. 1524. The inn is situated in Church Lane opposite the village green.

The village is host to one of the oldest football cups the Oving Villages Cup, which started in 1889 and still persists today on the recreation ground on Bowling Alley. The origins of this street name are unknown although it is believed by some locals that the name originates from farming terminology as a route by which cattle would travel through the village.

The village is very community based with schemes such as Neighbourhood watch in place and regular council meetings. Mother and toddler groups, reading clubs, walking groups and youth clubs create a sense cohesion and community spirit.


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013

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