Ardington and Lockinge
Ardington and Lockinge are two civil parishes in the Vale of White Horse district, centred about 2 miles (3 km) east of Wantage, Oxfordshire, that share a single parish council. The two parishes were part of Berkshire until 1974 when they were transferred to Oxfordshire.
Description and villages
The combined parish council was created in 2012 by merging the formerly separate parish councils of Ardington and Lockinge. The combined area of the two parishes is about 10 square miles (26 km2). Most land and property in the area is owned and managed by the Lockinge Estate. Ginge Brook and its tributary Goddard's Brook drain the parishes into the River Ock a few miles to the north. The Great Western Main Line between Didcot and Swindon passes through the parishes.
The two parishes include the following villages:
- Ardington Wick, a hamlet
- East Lockinge
- West Lockinge
- West Ginge
- Remnants of Betterton, a "lost" or depleted hamlet
- Parish and Town Councils in Oxfordshire – February 2012[permanent dead link], Accessed 20 May 2012
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- Havinden, Michael (1999). Estate Villages Revisited. Reading: University of Reading. ISBN 070491-05-19.