Gainfield

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Gainfield
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Gainfield crossroads, with the Warren on the right of the picture
Gainfield is located in Oxfordshire
Gainfield
Gainfield
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU3495
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFaringdon
Postcode districtSN7
Dialling code01367
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°39′29″N 1°29′49″W / 51.658°N 1.497°W / 51.658; -1.497Coordinates: 51°39′29″N 1°29′49″W / 51.658°N 1.497°W / 51.658; -1.497

Gainfield is a small ribbon development in Buckland civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Faringdon in the Vale of the White Horse District of England. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

Buckland is on the B4508 road by the crossroads with the road between Buckland and Charney Bassett, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Stanford in the Vale. It is opposite a wood called Buckland Warren.

There is a legend, linked with that of nearby Cherbury Camp, that tells of the land being given as a reward to a young shepherd boy who saved the inhabitants of the camp by his vigilance.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, David Nash (2001). "Gainfield". Royal Berkshire History. Nash Ford Publishing. Retrieved 16 October 2011.