Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 1°18′47″W / 51.647°N 1.313°W
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.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in the Norman style about 1200. The Perpendicular Gothic bell tower was added later. The chancel was rebuilt in 1872 and the Gothic Revival architect Edwin Dolby restored the church and added the south porch in 1879.
Since 2000 Drayton has been twinned with Lesparre-Médoc, a commune in the French département of Gironde.
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