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Shrivenham is a large village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse, England, about 5mi southwest of Faringdon. The village is close to the county boundary with Wiltshire and about 7mi east-northeast of Swindon. Shrivenham was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to the administrative county of Oxfordshire.CharacterShrivenham has numerous thatched cottages, stone walls, an historic pump and a parish church that is unusual for having been rebuilt in the 17th century. The village has three historic public houses: the Barrington Arms, The Crown and the Prince of Wales.Beckett estateThe main country estate in Shrivenham is the Beckett Estate. In the 17th century it was the home of Henry Marten, the regicide. Later the Barrington family owned the estate and lived at Beckett Hall. The family and estate gave their names to Great Barrington, Massachusetts and Becket, Massachusetts.Charlotte, the second wife of the 8th Viscount Barrington, endowed the memorial hall in the village: it was opened in 1926 by Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria.Shrivenham is in Oxfordshire. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Shrivenham trip itinerary using our United Kingdom day trip planning website.
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