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About The Village

Stanford in the Vale is a large village with approximately 2000 residents situated in south west Oxfordshire. It lies on the A417, four miles from Faringdon and six from Wantage (see map). It is a thriving modern community with many active clubs and societies, two churches, two public houses, shops and numerous businesses.

Stanford from the air, July 2001, thanks to Mark Bush High Street
The Anchor

Stanford in the Vale is thought to be named after a stone ford in the area. It may have been a crossing of the River Ock, some say where the bridge now spans the river before Stanford Mill, however other speculate it was actually a crossing of Frogmore Brook. Read more village history in our new history section.

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