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Faringdon

Faringdon is a market town in the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire, about 18 miles south-west of Oxford.

A beautiful small town with a population of about 7,000, it lies between two rivers, The Ock and The Thames. It was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, and Alfred the Great had his castle here. A weekly market was granted in 1218 and is still held to this day.

The parish church dates from the 12th century, and the town was fought over during the English Civil War as it commands the road to Radcot Bridge over the River Thames.

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