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The towns, villages and places to visit are all listed in proximity to The Hanneys, nearest first.

Nearby Towns

  • Wantage - Wantage in Oxfordshire is a small market town in the Vale of White Horse. Its where King Alfred the Great was born and also has literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy. (3.9m).
  • Abingdon - Abingdon is the third largest settlement in Oxfordshire, after Oxford and Banbury, the town is an historic market town and is the oldest continually inhabited town in England. It was granted its first royal charter in 1556. (7m).
  • Didcot - Didcot dates back to the Iron Age. The settlement was situated on the ridge in the town, and the remainder of the surrounding area was marshland. (8.2m).
  • Faringdon - Faringdon is a market town in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. It is on the edge of the Thames Valley, between the River Thames and the Ridgeway. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. (11.3m).
  • Oxford - The Cite of Dreaming Spires with over 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th century onwards also home to one of the worlds' oldest universitys'.  (13.3m).
  • Witney - Witney is a thriving market town dating back to AD969. (13.7m).
  • Swindon - (21.5m).
  • Newbury - (21.8m).

Nearby Villages

  • Grove - The village of Grove lies 13 miles south-west of Oxford where the Thames Valley meets the Berkshire Downs. (2.2m).
  • Denchworth - The parish is bounded by the Land Brook in the west and the Childrey Brook in the east. (2.7m).
  • Charney Basset - The village of Charney Bassett lies in open country beside the meandering river Ock. (3.4m).
  • Steventon - Steventon is approximately ten miles south of Oxford between the towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage. There has been a settlement on the current site of Steventon for over a thousand years. Currently the population is fifteen hundred people.(4.1m).
  • Ardington and Lockinge - The majority of land and property in the area is owned and managed by the Lockinge Estate. The Lockinge Estate was created between 1854 and 1890 under the ownership of Robert Lloyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron of Wantage, who significantly improved housing and services for the estate workers and attempted to create a worker's model village. This theme and philosophy still permeates today with ownership in charitable trust. (4.4m).
  • Marcham - Marcham is a village and civil parish about 2 miles west of Abingdon, Oxfordshire (4.5m).
  • Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor - Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor is situated 10 miles south-west of Oxford at the junction of the A420 and A415. (4.4m)
  • Longworth - Nearby village of Longworth. (6.2m).
  • West Hendred - West Hendred is located about three miles from the town of Wantage. (6.3m).
  • Stanford in the Vale - 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. (6.6m).
  • East Hendred - The village of  East Hendred nestles at the foot of a chain of hills known as The Downs in the historic Vale of White Horse in the heart of England. (7.2m).

Nearby Places to Visit

  • Vale and Downland Visitors Center - The Vale and Downland Museum is located in the busy market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire, UK. The museum has been nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of community partnership. The range of services is broad, ranging from galleries interpreting the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse region, to a cafe with a delightful terrace and garden. (The Vale and Downland Museum, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL.  3.9m).
  • Millets Farm Centre - Millets Farm Centre has a wide range of family/visitor attractions including childrens farm animals, play area, Maize Maze, farm shop, PYO, woodland walk, picknic areas, cafes and restaurant and garden centre as well as regular events to make a great day out in the Oxfordshire Countryside. (Millets Farm, Garford, Abingdon OX13 5PD. 4.2m).
  • Letcombe Valley Nature Reserve - A magical combination of chalk stream, woodland and limestone grassland create a tranquil haven for wildlife and local people. (Letcombe Valley Nature Reserve, OX12 9JY. (5.9m).
  • The Ridgeway - The Ridgeway National Trail, 87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes.  Over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. (10m).
  • Didcot Railway Centre - Didcot Railway Centre is home to the Great Western Society's unique collection of steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics. (Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ.  8m).
  • White Horse Hill - The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse can be seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry valley in the Ridgeway escarpment. (10.7m).
  • Pendon Museum - Pendon recaptures scenes in miniature showing the beauty of the English countryside as it was in the 20s and 30s. (Pendon Museum, High Street, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4QD. 12.2m).

Nearest Station

  • Didcot Parkway - Didcot Parkway is the nearest mainline station. There is a fast service to London Paddington several times an hour at peak times which takes approximately 45-50 minutes. Reading is about 15 minutes away and Oxford is about 20 minutes. There are also services to Bristol, Swindon, Cardiff, Devon and the West Country. The station has several large car parks and costs about £6 per day to park.(8m).

Distances taken from the approximate centre of the two villages, Hanney War Memorial Hall, OX12 0JL.

Local Links

Useful links to other web sites in and around The Hanneys.


Public transport

Stagecoach, Thames Travel and RH Buses operate a regular services to and from East Hanney, destinations include; Abingdon, Chilton, Marcham, Wantage, Grove, Cumnor, Oxford, Didcot and Milton Park.



Parish councils for Easn & West Hanney and links to regional government


Local area

A local map detailing the streets and house names in the two villages.

Local map

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a book by Angela Cousins about the recollections of the villagers of East and West Hanney.