Frilford

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Frilford
Frilford is located in Oxfordshire
Frilford
Frilford
Frilford shown within Oxfordshire
Population 212 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU4397
Civil parish
  • Frilford
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Abingdon
Postcode district OX13
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Oxfordshire
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, however since 1974 has been administered as part of 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.[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.

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.

People[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=2010

Sources & further reading[edit]

  • 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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