Hinton Waldrist

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Hinton Waldrist
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Hinton Waldrist is located in Oxfordshire
Hinton Waldrist
Hinton Waldrist
 Hinton Waldrist shown within Oxfordshire
Population 333 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU3799
Civil parish Hinton Waldrist
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Faringdon
Postcode district SN7
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wantage
Website Hinton Waldrist Parish Council – Key Contacts
List of places

Coordinates: 51°41′20″N 1°27′29″W / 51.689°N 1.458°W / 51.689; -1.458

Hinton Waldrist is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse, England. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The village is between Oxford and Faringdon, 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Oxford. The parish includes the hamlet of Duxford.


In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded the village as Hentone, Old English for "high farmstead".[2] In the 12th century the manor passed to the St. Valery family, from whom the village took the second part of its name. In 1332 the manor was acquired by William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, whose granddaughter Mary de Bohun became the first wife of Henry IV. The manor was subsequently held by John Ramsay, 1st Earl of Holderness, Sir Henry Marten and the Loder family.[3]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Margaret is 13th century, but has been extensively remodelled since.[4] It is a Grade II* listed building.[5]


The earthworks of a former motte-and-bailey castle are southwest of the moated manor house.

Scenes in our Village[edit]

Hinton Waldrist is the subject of 59 stereoscopic images produced by the Victorian photographer T.R. Williams in 1856.[6] The series of photographs is the subject of a book entitled A Village Lost and Found, co-authored by Queen guitarist Brian May.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

The Conservative politician Airey Neave, who was assassinated by the Irish National Liberation Army in 1979, lived in the village.


  1. ^ "Area: Hinton Waldrist CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Mills & Room 2003, p. s.v. Hinton.
  3. ^ Page & Ditchfield 1924, pp. 463–466.
  4. ^ Pevsner 1966, p. 155.
  5. ^ "Church of St Margaret". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ May & Vidal 2009.
  7. ^ Roe, Nicholas (15 October 2009). "Brian May rediscovers 'lost' village". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 


External links[edit]

Media related to Hinton Waldrist at Wikimedia Commons