A report on Vale of White Horse

A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
Farmland and White Horse Hill

Local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

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Saints Peter and Paul parish church

Wantage

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Historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Saints Peter and Paul parish church
Former head office of Wantage Urban District Council in Portway
Stagecoach Gold bus in Wantage Market Place on former route X30 (now S9)
The former head office of the Wantage Tramway Company in Mill Street
Front of King Alfred's Academy Centre Site
The Old Town Hall, Wantage, completed in 1878
Statue of Alfred the Great, by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Although within the boundaries of the historic county of Berkshire, it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk

Berkshire

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Historic county in South East England.

Historic county in South East England.

Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
Historic map of Berkshire
The Oracle Corporation campus
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

The historic county, therefore, includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Childrey War Memorial

Childrey

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Childrey War Memorial
Childrey Wharf on the Wilts & Berks Canal
The Hatchet, which was a pub until 2016

Childrey is a village and civil parish about 2+1/2 mi west of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse.

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.

Oxfordshire

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Landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England.

Landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England.

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
Wantage Market Place

All its zones south of the Thames: the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire were within the historic county of Berkshire, including the highest point, the 261 m White Horse Hill.

The Morland plaque, the Greyhound Inn

Letcombe Regis

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The Morland plaque, the Greyhound Inn

Letcombe Regis is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse.

Letcombe Bassett

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Letcombe Bassett is a village and civil parish about 2 mi southwest of the market town of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse.

thumb|upright|Inside Holy Cross parish church

Sparsholt, Oxfordshire

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thumb|upright|Inside Holy Cross parish church
thumb|upright|Monument to John and Bridget Playdell in Holy Rood church
thumb|Griffin Memorial Hall (right) and adjoining cottages (centre and left)
thumb|The Star Inn

Sparsholt is a village and civil parish about 3 mi west of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire.

Uffington White Horse, sketched by William Plenderleath in The White Horses of the West of England (1892)

Uffington White Horse

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Prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.

Prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.

Uffington White Horse, sketched by William Plenderleath in The White Horses of the West of England (1892)
The head of the horse, with sheep grazing around it.
White Horse Hill (left) and Dragon Hill (right)
The Manger, with the White Horse at centre skyline and Dragon Hill (left)
The Manger viewed from the White Horse
The Giant's Stair, taken from White Horse Hill
View from Dragon Hill road

The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north.

West Challow

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West Challow is a village and civil parish about 2 mi west of the market town of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse.

The Downs near Goring-on-Thames

Berkshire Downs

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The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Downs near Goring-on-Thames
Eastbury Down, Eastbury
Racehorse on farmland in Lambourn
The Ridgeway (Uffington Castle hillfort in distance on left)

The Berkshire Downs run east–west, with their scarp slope facing north into the Vale of White Horse and their dip slope bounded by the course of the River Kennet.