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Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Faringdon is a market town in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. It is on the edge of the Thames Valley, between the River Thames and the Ridgeway. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The civil parish is formally known as Great Faringdon, to distinguish it from Little Faringdon in West Oxfordshire. On 1 February 2004, Faringdon was granted Fairtrade Town status, becoming the first Fairtrade Town in the South East of England.
DistrictVale of White Horse
Post townFaringdon
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU2895
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01367
Population6,187 (2001 census)

Other names by which Faringdon, Oxfordshire has been known in the past

Farendon ~ Faringdon Great ~ Farrington ~ Feardune ~ Fearndun ~ Great Faringdon

Faringdon, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Faringdon.-- market town with ry. sta., Great Faringdon par., Berks, 13 miles W. of Abingdon and 70 miles NW. of London; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday; has trade in bacon, corn, sheep, and cattle; in vicinity is Faringdon House. Faringdon Hill commands a view of parts of Oxford, Gloucester, and Wilts.

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