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, however 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. 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 Heath Golf Club is to the east of the village.
Notable people from Frilford include:
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- "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- Pevsner, 1966, page 144
- Page & Ditchfield, 1924, pages 354-360
Sources & further reading
- Akerman, 1865. 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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