Little Baldon

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Little Baldon
Brick Barn at Little Baldon Farm (geograph 2997010).jpg
Brick Barn at Little Baldon Farm
Little Baldon is located in Oxfordshire
Little Baldon
Little Baldon
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP5600
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOxford
Postcode districtOX44
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteBaldons Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°40′41″N 1°11′05″W / 51.678065°N 1.184709°W / 51.678065; -1.184709Coordinates: 51°40′41″N 1°11′05″W / 51.678065°N 1.184709°W / 51.678065; -1.184709

Little Baldon is a hamlet in the Marsh Baldon civil parish, about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Oxford in Oxfordshire, south of Marsh Baldon and west of Chiselhampton.

Little Baldon is near the other "Baldon" villages included in an old rhyme:

Marsh Baldon, Toot Baldon, Baldon on the Green,
Little Baldon, Big Baldon, Baldon-in-between

It is where an RAF Handley Page Hastings crashed in 1965, killing all 41 people aboard.[1] This was the third worst air crash in the United Kingdom up to that time.[2] A memorial plaque in the parish church of St Lawrence at Toot Baldon commemorates the disaster.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Aviation Safety Network
  2. ^ "41 Killed On Parachute Training Flight". The Times (56367). London. 7 July 1965. col C, p. 10.