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Ardington, Oxfordshire

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Ardington, Oxfordshire

Ardington is a village within the civil parish of Ardington and Lockinge about 2 miles east of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse. Ardington was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. Ardington is a downland village, with its parish stretching from the loam rich north to the chalk downlands to the south. The ancient path of the Ridgeway runs through the southern part of the parish.
DistrictVale of White Horse
Post townWantage
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4388
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01235
Population284 (2001 census)

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


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

Ardington, par., Berks, 2 miles E. of Wantage, 1820 ac. (12 water), pop. 383. Ardington House was the residence of Clarke, the antiquary (1760-1832); and Robert Vernon, who collected the "Vernon Gallery" of pictures, which he left to the nation, died there in 1849.

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