Holy Trinity parish church
Ardington shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||284 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Ardington and Lockinge|
|District||Vale of White Horse|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Ardington and Lockinge Parish Council|
Ardington is a village within the civil parish of Ardington and Lockinge about 2 miles (3 km) 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. There are several racing stables in and around the village, most of which use the Downs for gallops. Being set in the Lockinge Estate, Ardington and the nearby villages of East and West Locking are owned by Thomas Loyd and managed by Adkin Rural and Commercial, who manage the whole estate.
Local amenities include a public house - The Boar's Head, a sports club, village store, post office and tearoom, and the Loyd-Lindsay Rooms - a set of rooms which are let out to the community and on a commercial basis for weddings, parties and conferences. Local charities can use the rooms to hold events to raise money.
The oldest part of the Church of England parish church of Holy Trinity is the chancel arch, built about 1200. The Gothic Revival architect Joseph Clarke added the tower and spire in 1856. Somers Clarke remodelled the remainder of the church in 1887.
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