Coordinates: 51°40′16″N 1°21′43″W / 51.671°N 1.362°W
Frilford is a hamlet and civil parish about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Abingdon, at the junction of the A415 and A338 roads. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 Boundary Changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.
Archaeology [ edit ]
The parish of Frilford has two significant archaeological sites: a
Roman villa, and a cemetery on Frilford Heath that appears to include both Roman and Saxon burials. A further complex of remains, including a Roman shrine and amphitheatre, is often referred to as being in Frilford but lies to the south of the village, just inside the boundary of [2 ] Marcham parish.
Churches [ edit ]
Frilford is part of the
Church of England parish of Marcham. It has no Church of England parish church of its own, but a Congregational chapel was built at Frilford in 1841. [3 ]
Amenities [ edit ]
Frilford Heath Golf Club is to the east of the village.
Abingdon Preparatory School at Frilford, formerly Joscas, is a preparatory school.
Notable people from Frilford include:
Gary Botting, born at Oakley House Maternity Hospital on 19 July 1943, became a noted Canadian extradition lawyer. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
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Sources & further reading [ edit ]
Report on excavations in an ancient cemetery at Frilford. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 3, 136-41 Bradford, J.S.P. and Goodchild, R.G. 1939.
Excavations at Frilford, Berks, 1937-8. Oxoniensia, 4, 1-80 Haverfield, F. 1897.
A Roman villa at Frilford. Archaeological Journal, 54, 340-54
Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). . A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4 Victoria County History. pp. 354–360.
Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 144. Rolleston, G. 1869.
Researches and excavations at an ancient cemetery at Frilford. Archaeologia, 42, 417-85 Rolleston, G. 1880.
Further researches in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Frilford. Archaeologia, 45, 405-10
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