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Dog House Hotel, near Frilford Heath - - 60954.jpg
Dog House Hotel, near Frilford Heath
Frilford is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
Population212 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU4397
Civil parish
  • Frilford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAbingdon
Postcode districtOX13
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°40′16″N 1°21′43″W / 51.671°N 1.362°W / 51.671; -1.362Coordinates: 51°40′16″N 1°21′43″W / 51.671°N 1.362°W / 51.671; -1.362

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 lies in the traditional county of Berkshire, but since 1974 has been administered as part of Oxfordshire.


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.[2] 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 Marcham parish.


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]


Frilford Heath Golf Club is to the east of the village. Abingdon Preparatory School at Frilford, formerly Joscas, is a preparatory school.


Three Stagecoach in Oxfordshire bus routes serve Frilford. Route 15 to Witney and Abingdon. Routes S8 (via Abingdon) and S9 (via Cumnor) to Wantage and Oxford.


Notable people from Frilford include: Dr. Gary Botting, born at Oakley House Maternity Hospital on 19 July 1943, became a noted Canadian extradition lawyer.[4]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  2. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 144
  3. ^ Page & Ditchfield, 1924, pages 354–360
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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