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Shippon is located in Oxfordshire
Shippon shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU4898
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX13
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°40′30″N 1°18′11″W / 51.675°N 1.303°W / 51.675; -1.303Coordinates: 51°40′30″N 1°18′11″W / 51.675°N 1.303°W / 51.675; -1.303

Shippon is a village in Oxfordshire, England, 1 mile west of Abingdon. It is the largest village in the civil parish of St Helen Without, in Vale of White Horse District. It was in Berkshire until transferred to Oxfordshire in 1974.

Dalton Barracks are located in the village.

The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Scipene, meaning "cattle-shed".[1] It was a manor in the large parish of St Helen's, Abingdon, and was held by Abingdon Abbey until the Dissolution in 1538. It was then acquired by the Duchy of Cornwall, which still owns it.[2] Shippon became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1865. The parish church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1855 to a design of Gilbert Scott.[2]


  1. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Shippon", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press 
  2. ^ a b William Page and P.H. Ditchfield (eds) (1924). "Parishes: St. Helen's". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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