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West Hendred, Oxfordshire

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West Hendred, Oxfordshire

West Hendred is a village and civil parish about 3 miles east of Wantage. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. West Hendred is downland village, its parish stretching from the Ridgeway in the south through the spring line and meadows to the former marshland of the Oxfordshire plain in the north. The parish is about 2,000 acres in area and 6 miles long, but only being about ⁄2 miles wide at the widest point.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4488
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
Population385 (2001 census)

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

Hendred ~ Hendred Little ~ Hendred West ~ Little ~ Little Hendred

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

Hendred, West (or Little Hendred), par. and vil., Berks, 3 miles E. of Wantage, 2007 ac., pop. 351.

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