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Wallingford

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

About Wallingford

Welcome to the Wallingford edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Wallingford is a historic market town and civil parish located to the south of Oxford on the River Thames in England. Historically located in the county of Berkshire, it moved to Oxfordshire in 1974 as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act.

Everything you could need in Wallingford is on hand at the town’s marketplace; this is where you’ll find the town’s most memorable landmarks, like the neoclassical Corn Exchange, the glorious arcaded town hall from the 1600s and the Norman church of St Mary-le-More.

You can also enjoy the town’s heritage trail which touches on the Saxon era when the town was a vital fortification for Alfred the Great. And there’s Wallingford Castle, built by the Normans, it was one of the south’s most powerful strongholds until it was torn down in the Civil War and left as the delicate crumbling ruin that remains today.


Local news & stories

Changing facilities at Abbey Sports Centre are getting an eco-friendly makeover.
/ Wellbeing

Changing facilities at Abbey Sports Centre are getting an eco-friendly makeover

Environmentally friendly measures such as energy-efficient LED lighting will be installed, as well as eco-friendly hand-dryers and new toilet flushes and showers that use less water.
Bellway support buyers with a new mortgage offer
/ Housing

Bellway to support buyers with a new mortgage offer

Bellway is offering to pay £1,000 per month off the mortgages for up to two years for those who buy homes at select developments before 31 March 2023.
Car parking fees in South Oxfordshire set to increase this spring
/ Transport

Car parking fees in South Oxfordshire set to increase this spring

Parking fees in car parks run by South Oxfordshire District Council, in Didcot, Goring, Henley, Thame, and Wallingford will increase from 01 April.
Local law firm to offer free consultations during Good Divorce Week
/ Business Services

Local law firm to offer free consultations during Good Divorce Week

Hedges Law, one of Oxfordshire’s longest-serving law firms, will offer the limited number of free-of-charge, no-obligation consultations to individuals to discuss the financial impact of divorce and separation.
Hedges Law raises over £2000 for Oxfordshire grief support charity
/ Business Services

Local law firm raises over £2,000 for Oxfordshire grief support charity

The latest fundraising effort undertaken by Hedges Law saw two members of the team undertake a sky diving challenge at the Hinton Skydiving centre, close to Banbury.
Donkeys delight at championship show
/ Culture

Local donkey takes Supreme Championship title at championship show

The coveted title of Supreme In-hand Champion went to Island Farm Viscount, from near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, who looked absolutely stunning.
Coffee#1 has opened it’s 102nd coffee shop in Wallingford
/ Food & Drink

Coffee#1 has opened it’s 102nd coffee shop, and it’s in Wallingford

The Wallingford coffee shop, which opened on 29 June, is designed to blend into the existing style of the historic market square and can seat up to 89 people.
All-female board for local law firm Hedges with appointment of new Managing Director
/ Business Services

All-female board for local law firm Hedges with appointment of new Managing Director

Lucy Morrison has taken the reins from Nicola Poole as Oxford and Wallingford-based Hedges Law’s new Managing Director as part of a long-term succession plan and restructure that has resulted in an all-female board.
Riverside Park gets ready to open to residents and visitors this summer
/ Wellbeing

Riverside Park gets ready to open to residents and visitors this summer

The popular facility will be open for the entire season this year, with the campsite opening on Friday, 27 May and the pool and splash pad ready for visitors from Saturday, 28 May.
Wallingford North is Oxfordshire’s fourth 20mph pilot scheme
/ Transport

Wallingford North is Oxfordshire’s fourth 20mph pilot scheme

Wallingford North has become the fourth 20mph pilot scheme to be unveiled in Oxfordshire, as part of plans to reduce the speed on the majority of the county’s 30mph roads.