West Hagbourne

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West Hagbourne
West Hagbourne is located in Oxfordshire
West Hagbourne
West Hagbourne
West Hagbourne shown within Oxfordshire
Area 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population 265 (2001 census)[1]
• Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU5187
Civil parish
  • West Hagbourne
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Didcot
Postcode district OX11
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website West Hagbourne Oxfordshire
List of places
51°35′02″N 1°15′29″W / 51.584°N 1.258°W / 51.584; -1.258Coordinates: 51°35′02″N 1°15′29″W / 51.584°N 1.258°W / 51.584; -1.258

West Hagbourne is a village and civil parish in the Berkshire Downs about 2 miles (3 km) south of Didcot.


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's Church of England parish church is St. Andrew's, East Hagbourne.

West Hagbourne has a public house, the Horse & Harrow.


Hagbourne Church of England Primary School[2] 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.


The village is served six times daily Monday — Saturday by Heyfordian Travel route 94 from West Hagbourne to Didcot via Blewbury.

Current developments[edit]

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.


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External links[edit]

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