Place:Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England

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NameVale of White Horse
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates51.6°N 1.5°W
Located inOxfordshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoAbingdon, Berkshire, Englandmerged into the district in 1974
Wantage, Berkshire, Englandmerged into the district in 1974
Abingdon Rural, Berkshire, Englandmerged into the district in 1974
Faringdon Rural, Berkshire, Englandmerged into the district in 1974
Wantage Rural, Berkshire, Englandmerged into the district in 1974


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The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. The main town is Abingdon, other places include Faringdon and Wantage. There are 68 parishes within the district. The current Leader of the Council is Matthew Barber.

It is a geographically distinct region, lying between the Berkshire Downs and the River Thames, named after the Bronze Age Uffington White Horse. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the Municipal Borough of Abingdon, Wantage Urban District, Abingdon Rural District, Faringdon Rural District and part of the Wantage Rural District of Berkshire. The southern border of the district roughly approximates the Ridgeway Path. The area is often referred to as the ‘Vale of the White Horse’.

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