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 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.