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Idstone TripTheDaisey.JPG
Trip the Daisey, former public house
Idstone is located in Oxfordshire
Idstone shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU2584
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWINDON
Postcode district SN6
Dialling code 01793
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Ashbury Parish News
List of places
51°33′22″N 1°37′52″W / 51.556°N 1.631°W / 51.556; -1.631Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 1°37′52″W / 51.556°N 1.631°W / 51.556; -1.631

Idstone is a hamlet in the civil parish of Ashbury in the Vale of White Horse. Idstone was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire. Idstone is about 6 miles (10 km) east of Swindon in neighbouring Wiltshire.


The Three Barrows are bowl barrows on Idstone Down[1] about 2.5 miles (4 km) south-east of the hamlet and about 0.75 miles (1.2 km) south-west of Ashdown House.


Idstone's toponym has evolved from the Old English Edwineston in the 12th century through Edyston and Edwiston in the 15th century, Edston in the 16th century and Idston, Hidston, Geston or Jeston in the 17th century.[2] The form Edwinston seems to have been in use until the 19th or 20th century.[2]

In the 12th century the manor of Edwineston was assessed at three hides and the Benedictine Abbot of Glastonbury was the feudal overlord.[2]

The Trip the Daisey Inn was built late in the 17th century.[1] It is now a private house.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Pevsner 1966, p. 158.
  2. ^ a b c Page & Ditchfield 1924, pp. 503–512.