Wantage Union includes the parishes of Aldworth, Ardington, Beedon, Blewbury, Brightwalton, Catmore, Chaddleworth, Childrey, Chilton, Compton, Denchworth, East Challow, East Hanney, East Hendred, East Ilsley, East Lockinge, Farnborough, Fawley, Goosey, Grove, Hampstead Norreys/Norris, Harwell, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Peasemore, Sparsholt, Upton, Wantage, West Challow, West Hanney, West Hendred, West Ilsley, West Lockinge.

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Aldworth is a village, ecclesiastical and civil parish in north Berkshire, about three miles south-west of Goring


Beedon, lying  six miles north-east of Newbury, was formerly a chapelry of Chieveley, later an ecclesiastical parish in its own right.


Blewbury is a village and parish on the Ridgeway, about 2.5 miles south of Didcot.


The parish of Chaddleworth is six miles south of Wantage, and nine miles NW of Newbury. It consists of two tithings, Chaddleworth and Woolley.


Childrey is now in Oxfordshire, but until 1974 it was in Berkshire. It lies about 2.5 miles west of Wantage, in the Vale of the White Horse.


Chilton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, about 3.5 miles south-west of Didcot


Compton is a village, civil and ecclesiastical parish in the river Pang valley in north Berkshire, about 6.5 miles south of Didcot.


The civil and ecclesiastical parish of Denchworth lies in northern (old) Berkshire, about 2.5 miles north-west of Wantage.

East Challow

East Challow is a downland village and civil parish about one and a half miles west of Wantage.

East Hendred

East Hendred is a downland village and civil parish about four miles east of Wantage.

East Ilsley

East Ilsley, famous since medieval times for its sheep fairs was known also as Market Ilsley or Chipping Ilsley in the past


Farnborough is now in Oxfordshire although before 1974 it was in north Berkshire. It is often confused with with the Farnborough in Hampshire

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