Okeover

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

OAKOVER, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 2 miles (N.W. by W.) from Ashbourn, containing 69 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, and in the patronage of H. F. Okeover, Esq.: it is exempt from the jurisdiction of the Archdeacon, but there is no official. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a small ancient structure, completely overgrown with ivy, eglantine, and roses. The river Dove runs through the parish. In the park are several tumuli, and in the neighbourhood a square intrenchment, all of them supposed to be of Roman origin. This parish is entitled to partake in the benefit of a bequest by Rowland Okeover, in 1727, now applied for clothing and apprenticing poor children. Oakover is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

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