Ardington and Lockinge

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Millennium sundial in Ardington and Lockinge community woodland

Ardington and Lockinge are two civil parishes within the Vale of White Horse district, centred about 2 miles (3 km) east of Wantage, Oxfordshire, that share a parish council.

The combined parish council was created through the merger of previously separate parish councils for Ardington and Lockinge in 2012.[1] It covers the villages of Ardington, East Lockinge and West Lockinge, as well as the hamlets of Ardington Wick and some remnants of Betterton, a 'lost', depleted small settlement.[2] Running through the area is a stretch of the Great Western Main Line between Didcot and Swindon which in common with the Vale of White Horse is drained by the Ock. The majority of land and property in the area is owned and managed by the Lockinge Estate. The total area is 26.12km².


  1. ^ Parish and Town Councils in Oxfordshire - Feb 2012[permanent dead link], Accessed 20 May 2012
  2. ^ David Nash Ford, M.W. Beresford and J.G. Hurst (1962). "Royal Berkshire History". Deserted Medieval Villages from across the County. Retrieved 24 March 2010.

Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 1°22′37″W / 51.593°N 1.377°W / 51.593; -1.377