Sparsholt, Oxfordshire

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Tower and spire, Holy Rood church, Sparsholt - - 313979.jpg
Holy Rood church
Sparsholt is located in Oxfordshire
Sparsholt shown within Oxfordshire
Population 262 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU3487
Civil parish
  • Sparsholt
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wantage
Postcode district OX12
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website The Sparsholt & Westcot Community Site
List of places
51°35′10″N 1°30′04″W / 51.586°N 1.501°W / 51.586; -1.501Coordinates: 51°35′10″N 1°30′04″W / 51.586°N 1.501°W / 51.586; -1.501

Sparsholt is a village and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) west of the market town of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse. The village is a spring line settlement at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment. The parish includes the hamlet of Westcot about 12 mile (800 m) west of the village. Sparsholt was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.

The Church of England parish church of Holy Cross is part of the Benefice of Ridgeway, along with the parishes of Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis and West Challow.[2]

Sparsholt has a public house, the Star Inn.


  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Benefice of Ridgeway". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 

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