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Checkendon, Oxfordshire

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Checkendon, Oxfordshire

Checkendon is a village and civil parish about 6 miles west of Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire and about 9 miles north west of Reading in Berkshire. The parish has a record of continuous settlement since the 7th century. It is listed in the Domesday Book as Cecadene (Old English for "Ceaca's hill or hill-pasture").
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSU6683
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
Population479 (2001 census)

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

Chakenden ~ Checkenden ~ Cecadene

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

Checkenden, par., SE. Oxfordshire, 7½ miles W. of Henley-on-Thames, 3077 ac., pop. 383; P.O.

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