Childrey is a small village set on the northern slope of the Downs overlooking the Vale of White Horse. For centuries it was part of Berkshire, but since 1974 the parish has been part of Oxfordshire. It has played no great role in English history but, being in one of the finest agricultural areas of Britain, has seen about 3000 years of human habitation.

The village itself is clustered around a duckpond, where the land forms a shelf in the middle of the long, sloping parish. The parish is five miles long and never more than a mile and a half wide. The B4001 road to Tambourin forms a spine, and following this road south from the Faringdon to Wantage road (A417) gives those not acquainted with Childrey an overall view of the parish.

June Maxwell Drummond, 1989

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