East Hendred

Discover the Fascinating Village of East Hendred

Connections to the Railway and Motorway

East Hendred is a village and civil parish located in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire, England. Historically in Berkshire, it has been admistered as part of Oxfordshire since the 1974 boundary changes. It is well connected to both the railway station in Didcot and the M4 motorway, making it the “most well connected village in Britain”.

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

The westernmost parts of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus are located in East Hendred, making it the perfect place to explore the latest in science and innovation. It has become a hub for a variety of research institutions, and is home to a number of laboratories, research facilities, and a host of interactive exhibitions.

Champs Chapel Museum

Located in a former 15th century wayside chapel, the Champs Chapel Museum is a great place to discover the history and culture of East Hendred. The museum houses a number of artifacts from the area, including archaeological finds, as well as works of art and documents from the local area. The museum also provides educational displays and interactive exhibits that provide insight into the history and culture of the region.

Scutchamer Knob

Head to Scutchamer Knob, the remains of an Iron Age long barrow located just over 2 miles south of the village. Legend has it that King Edwin of Northumbria killed Cwichelm of Wessex here in the 7th century. Scutchamer Knob was also where the shire moot was held in the Middle Ages—today it is part of the Ridgeway National Trail.

Public Houses

East Hendred has two public houses, The Wheatsheaf and the Eyston Arms, for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. So don’t forget to stop in for a pint and a bite to eat while you explore the village.

Champs Chapel Museum

The Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred is a must-see for visitors who want to learn more about the village’s history. You can view the museum’s collection of artefacts, archives, and photographs online or in-person.

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