The designated area for the joint Neighbourhood Plan consists of the following areas:
The earliest known record of Boars Hill (or Boreshill) is from the 12th century. The greater part of Boars Hill was historically a manor of the parish of Cumnor until the 19th century when the parish of Wootton was formed.
Although the Boars Hill post-code covers a much larger area the community tends to be located on the Ridgeway, Sandy Lane, Yarn Way and Old Boars Hill. It has its own Boars Hill Association and publishes a regular newsletter.
Properties in Cothill were shared between St Helen Without and Marcham Parish Council but later transferred to St Helen Without. Cothill House, originally a vicarage, is now a preparatory school.
Dalton Barracks is a military installation near Abingdon.
The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Abingdon airbase, in 1992: they were named after James Dalton VC, a former member of the Army Commissary Corps, a predecessor of the Royal Logistic Corps. The barracks were initially occupied by 3 and 4 Close Support Regiments of the Royal Corps of Transport (now 3 and 4 Logistic Support Regiments of the Royal Logistic Corps). Since 2006 they have also been occupied by 12 Logistic Support Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.
Wootton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Abingdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The parish of Wootton includes the hamlets of Henwood and Lamborough Hill and the western part of Boars Hill. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 2,709.
Shippon is a village in Oxfordshire, England, 1 mile west of Abingdon. It is the largest village in the civil parish of St Helen Without. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Scipene, meaning "cattle-shed". It was a manor in the large parish of St Helen's, Abingdon, and was held by Abingdon Abbey until the Dissolution in 1538.
Gozzard's Ford lies 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) northeast of the village of Shippon.
The road east–west through Gozzard's Ford used to be a turnpike linking Abingdon in the east to Fyfield in the west. It was later disturnpiked, and in the 20th century the part between Gozzard's Ford and Shippon was closed and dismantled to make way for one of the runways at RAF Abingdon.
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