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Frilford, Oxfordshire

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Frilford, Oxfordshire

Frilford is a hamlet and civil parish about 3 miles west of Abingdon, at the junction of the A415 and A338 roads. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 Boundary Changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. Nearby Frilford Heath was home to an important secret Royal Air Force base during the Second World War, from which many of the famous Dam Buster raids were mounted against Germany in 1943. Although the air force base has long since disappeared, the hospital still stands, now converted into flats.
DistrictVale of White Horse
Post townAbingdon
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4397
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01865
Population212 (2001 census)
 

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

Frieliford

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

Frilford, township, Marcham par., Berks, 4 miles W. of Abingdon, 1240 ac., pop. 178.

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