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Benson, Oxfordshire

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Benson, Oxfordshire

Benson is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire, England. At the 2001 census it had a population of 4,464. The village lies about 1.5 miles north of Wallingford at the foot of the Chiltern Hills at the confluence of a chalk stream (Ewelme Brook) and the River Thames, next to Benson Lock.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSU6191
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01491
Population4,464 (2001)

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

Bensington ~ Villam Regiam

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

Benson, or Bensington, par. and vil., SE. Oxfordshire, on river Thames, 1¾ mile NE. of Wallingford, 2920 ac. (14 water), pop. 1145; P.O., T.O.

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