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An Introduction to the Villages

The two villages lie to the north of the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire, just off the A417 and three miles from the market towns of Wallingford and Didcot.

Both these villages have been inhabited since people first made their way along the ancient track known as The Ridgeway that is about three miles south on the Downs. The villages have a population of about 600 and are a lively and engaging environment for the local community who live here.

The villages sit right next to each other and behave as one community although there are formally two parish councils! Plenty of attractive and traditional cob walling, thatch cottages and flint and brick houses add to the ambiance of the villages and provide much historical and visual interest.

The Astons in Decemveber

There are three churches in the two villages - the unusual church of All Saints and The United Reformed Church are in Aston Upthorpe and St. Michael's Church in Aston Tirrold.

There are a number of useful commercial activities in the village, including The Chequers Inn with a French restaurant, The Sweet Olive, The Chequers Garage, PPP weekly Pilates classes, Something for the Weekend home baking and garden services.

You can download our Brief for New Arrivals to the Astons document here, which summarises much of the information on this site and includes and includes other useful notes on this beautiful area which is part of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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There has been a major fire at the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District councils building in Crowmarsh Gifford. Due to the fire their website is currently down. In the meantime information will be posted on

In an emergency you can call them for assistance on 01235 520202.

Please only call if you have an genuine emergency.

You can still make council tax payments and enquiries over the phone on: 0845 303 8506.

At the moment their main priority is getting important front line services back up and running.

Astons Community Led Plan (CLP)

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Astons Community Led Plan (CLP)


Thames Valley Police Non-Emergency Number has changed to 101

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