Chilton, Oxfordshire

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All Saints church in Chilton - - 1315990.jpg
All Saints' parish church
Chilton is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
Population894 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSU4985
Civil parish
  • Chilton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Berkshire
Post townDidcot
Postcode districtOX11
Dialling code01235
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteChilton, Oxfordshire
List of places
51°34′05″N 1°17′38″W / 51.568°N 1.294°W / 51.568; -1.294Coordinates: 51°34′05″N 1°17′38″W / 51.568°N 1.294°W / 51.568; -1.294

Chilton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3+12 miles (6 km) southwest of Didcot. The parish was part of Berkshire until the 1974 local government boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 894.[1]

The village is just off the A34 road.


A section of the Grim's Ditch forms part of the southern boundary of the parish. The prehistoric Ridgeway National Trail passes south of the village.

The Domesday Book of 1086 lists the parish.

In 1644 the village was the site of a minor incident following the Second Battle of Newbury in which Parliamentarians narrowly escaped being attacked by Royalists.

The Church of England parish church of All Saints dates from the 12th century. Since 1976 the ecclesiastical parish has been united with Harwell.

The southern part of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, including the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, is in the parish.


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Chilton Parish (E04008200)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 December 2019.

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