Drayton, Vale of White Horse

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Drayton is located in Oxfordshire
 Drayton shown within Oxfordshire
Population 2,218 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU4794
Civil parish Drayton
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Abingdon
Postcode district OX14
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wantage (UK Parliament constituency)
Website Drayton-near-Abingdon
List of places

Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 1°18′47″W / 51.647°N 1.313°W / 51.647; -1.313

Drayton is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.


A site in Drayton was the subject of an episode of Time Team transmitted on 5 September 2010. It was entitled "In the Halls of a Saxon King": the Team tried to locate an Anglo Saxon royal complex.[2]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in the Norman style about 1200.[3] The Perpendicular Gothic bell tower was added later.[3] The chancel was rebuilt in 1872 and the Gothic Revival architect Edwin Dolby restored the church and added the south porch in 1879.[3]


Since 2000 Drayton has been twinned with Lesparre-Médoc, a commune in the French département of Gironde.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Time Team: Sutton Courtenay - Dig Report". Channel 4. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Pevsner, 1966, page 130
  4. ^ Propos Georges Regal (27 April 2010). "Subventions à la baisse, la grogne des associations". Journal Sud Ouest. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 

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