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West Hagbourne shown within Oxfordshire
|Area||4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)|
|Population||265 (2001 census)|
|– density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||West Hagbourne|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||West Hagbourne Oxfordshire|
The village was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire and from the former Wallingford Rural District to the district of South Oxfordshire and was divided from its eastern companion in the late medieval period.
West Hagbourne has a public house, the Horse & Harrow.
Hagbourne Church of England Primary School in neighbouring East Hagbourne serves West Hagbourne. The County secondary schools that serve West Hagbourne are in Didcot: St. Birinus School (for boys) and Didcot Girls School.
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The character of the village would be changed by Vale of White Horse District Council's plans to expand the town of Didcot. Building development on a large area of land to the west of Didcot, to be known as Great West Park, would add 3,000 houses to Didcot. Further plans for 2010, to a further 3,000 or more houses as part of the South East regional development plan, will further change the nature of the villages that lie on the periphery of the town of Didcot.
- "Area: West Hagbourne CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- Hagbourne School
- Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 475–484.
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