Ovenden is a district of Calderdale to the north of Halifax and neighbouring on Warley to the west and Northowram to the east.
In the 1800s, one-third of the land here was open common, but it was enclosed under an Act of 1814.
Ovenden was an independent township, until 1892 when it became a part of the Borough of Halifax.
After World War I, municipal housing development began in Ovenden.
In 1946, the Council announced plans to build 1400 houses, schools and other facilities at Park Lodge Housing Estate, Ovenden, and since the 1950s, Illingworth, Ovenden, and Wheatley have largely been taken over by housing estates.
Ovenden was served by the Halifax High Level Railway.
The name may mean above the valley, or upper valley, or (most likely) the valley of Uffa, or, according to Watson, it derives from Avon dene, that is, the valley of the brook.
The surname may be a corruption of Wolfenden.
Pronunciation: the stress falls on the first syllable – which sounds like of and not as in oven – and both the remaining vowels have the neutral schwa vowel: ov-ən-dən
Some local people pronounce the word ov-ən-din
|Some sites, sights and other entries for Ovenden|
Ainley House, Ovenden Alexandra, Ovenden The Ayrton family of Ovenden Bairstow's Buildings, Ovenden Bedlam Heights, Ovenden Beechwood Mills, Ovenden Beechwood Works, Ovenden Berry's Buildings, Ovenden Bethel United Methodist Church, Ovenden Birks Hall, Ovenden Black Mires, Ovenden Box Trees House, Ovenden Bracewell Housing Estate, Ovenden Brackenbed House, Ovenden Broadley Hall, Ovenden Wood Brockholes Estate, Ovenden Brookhouse School, Ovenden Brookhouse, Ovenden Brownhirst, Ovenden Buckley Gate Hall, Ovenden Childwife moor Churn Pot, Ovenden Wood Clifby Works, Ovenden Clough House, Ovenden Wood Club Houses, Ovenden Coronation Works, Ovenden Cousin Lane Aerodrome Craigie Lea, Ovenden Cross, Ovenden Dawson Farm, Ovenden Dial House, Ovenden Dodgson Clough, Ovenden Wood Dodgson Wood, Ovenden Wood Empire Works, Holmfield Farcroft Mill, Ovenden Fleece, Ovenden Forest Bank Special School, Ovenden Forest Cottage, Ovenden Forest Mills, Ovenden Forest Villa, Ovenden Fountain Head Village, Ovenden Wood Friendly Fold, Ovenden Friendly, Ovenden Friendly, Ovenden The Garforth family of Ovenden & Mixenden General Baptists Lord's Day School, Ovenden Grindlestone Bank, Ovenden Grove Mill Company, Ovenden Grove Mills, Ovenden Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company Hare & Hounds, Ovenden Hatchet Farm, Ovenden Hatchet Hall, Ovenden Wood Hebble Bridge, Ovenden Hippins, Ovenden Holdsworth House, Holmfield Hollin Hall, Ovenden Titus Holmes Holmfield Mills, Ovenden Hookseam Croft, Ovenden Hopkinson's Buildings, Ovenden Howcans Pottery, Ovenden Illingworth Mills, Ovenden Jubilee Works, Ovenden Keighley Road Post Office, Ovenden KP Foods Ladyship Mills, Ovenden Ladyship, Ovenden Lane Head Farm, Ovenden The Langhton, Ovenden Lee Bank Mills, Ovenden Lee House, Ovenden Wood Lily of the Valley Lodge 222 G. U. O. O. F. Little Hebble Mill, Ovenden Little Moor, Ovenden Long Can Farm, Ovenden Wood Long Can, Ovenden Lordship, Ovenden Lower Jack Royd Mill, Ovenden Lower Mason Green, Ovenden Mallinson's School, Ovenden The Maltings Independent School, Ovenden Mason Green, Ovenden The Methley family of Ovenden & Wadsworth Mixenden Works, Ovenden Moorside House, Ovenden New House Mill, Ovenden New Inn, Ovenden Noah's Ark, Ovenden North Howcans, Ovenden Nursery Lane Post Office, Ovenden Nursery Lane Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ovenden Ogden moor Ogden Moor Roman Road Old Gin Pit, Ovenden Old Lane Mills, Lee Mount Old Laughton, Ovenden The Old Lodge, Ovenden Old Station House, Ovenden Our Lady of Lourdes & Saint Malachy, Ovenden Ovenden Band
Ovenden Bard Ovenden Beck Ovenden Board of Health Ovenden Board School Ovenden branch of the Halifax Permanent Building Society Ovenden Brotherly Society Ovenden Choral Society Ovenden constables Ovenden Constitutional Club Ovenden Co-operative Stores Ovenden Cricket Club Ovenden Cross Ovenden Cross, Ovenden Ovenden District Council Ovenden Female Benefit Society Ovenden Grange Ovenden Hall Ovenden Heights Ovenden High School Ovenden High School Baths Ovenden House Ovenden House Nursery Ovenden Library Ovenden Local Board Ovenden Madrigal Society Ovenden Mechanics' Institute & Reading Room Ovenden Moor Ovenden Naturalist Society Ovenden Park Ovenden Police Station Ovenden Post Office Ovenden Prize Band Ovenden Railway Station Ovenden Reservoirs Ovenden Rugby League Football Club Ovenden School Board Ovenden Secondary School Ovenden Senior Council School Ovenden Station Bridge Ovenden Stocks Ovenden Subscription Band Ovenden Sunday School Ovenden United Cricket Club Ovenden Ward Liberal Club Ovenden Way Ovenden Women's Adult School Ovenden Wood Ovenden Wood Brewery Ovenden Wood Brook Ovenden Workhouse Ovenden Worsted Company Limited Manor of Ovenden Viscount Ovenden Over Brown Hirst, Ovenden Park Lodge Laundry, Ovenden Park Lodge, Ovenden Poor's Cottage, Ovenden Prospect House, Ovenden Prospect Mill, Ovenden Providence Chapel Schools, Ovenden Providence Independent Church, Ovenden Quarry House, Ovenden Railway Hotel, Ovenden Raw Lane School, Ovenden Red Laithe Farm, Ovenden The Rookery, Ovenden Rydeing, Ovenden Wood Rydings, Ovenden Saint George's Church, Lee Mount Saint George's Mission Church, Ovenden Sammy Blakeborough Buildings, Ovenden Sand Beds Mill, Ovenden Shoulder of Mutton, Ovenden Skylark Farm, Ovenden Sod House Green, Ovenden South Howcans, Ovenden Spring Gardens, Ovenden Wood Spring Lea, Ovenden Wood Stanningley Green School, Ovenden Sundial House, Friendly Fold Sunny Bank, Ovenden Thornton Moor, Ovenden Townsend's School, Ovenden Union Cross, Ovenden Upper Lane Head Farm, Ovenden Viscount Ovenden Waggoners', Ovenden Wall Royd, Ovenden Walton's Buildings, Ovenden Walton's School, Ovenden Watkinson Hall, Ovenden Webster's Fountain Head Brewery Westward Ho, Ovenden Wheat Sheaf, Ovenden White Birch, Ovenden White Hall, Ovenden White Lion, Ovenden Yew Trees, Ovenden The Ambler family of Ovenden The Bates family of Ovenden The Crawshaw family of Ovenden The Hoyle family of Ovenden House The Norris family of Ovenden The Wood family of Ovenden Wood
|Beerhouses & Pubs in Ovenden|
Several beerhouses and public houses have been recorded in and around Ovenden, including
See Population, Parish statistics, North Halifax and Linda Riordan
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