Where is Wantage?

Wantage is located in the county of Oxfordshire, South East England, eight miles west of the town of Didcot, 13 miles south-west of the major city of Oxford, and 56 miles west of London. Wantage lies three miles north-west of the Berkshire border, and was historically in the county of Berkshire. Wantage falls within the district council of Vale of White Horse, under the county council of Oxfordshire. It is in the OX12 postcode district. The post town for Wantage is Wantage.

Wantage on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Wantage
Location of Wantage within the UK

Which county is Wantage in?

Wantage is in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, the historic county of Berkshire, and the administrative county of Oxfordshire.

Ceremonial CountyOxfordshire
Historic CountyBerkshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire

Where is Wantage in Oxfordshire?

Wantage is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Oxfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Oxfordshire.

Location of Wantage within Oxfordshire

What is the postcode for Wantage?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Wantage is OX12 8AT.

Where is Wantage in OX12?

Wantage is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the OX12 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the OX12 postcode district.

Location of Wantage within OX12

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What is the post town for Wantage?

The post town for Wantage is Wantage. Wantage is in the OX12 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Wantage.

What is the latitude and longitude of Wantage?

The centre of Wantage is located at position 51.58829° latitude and -1.42569° longitude.

Latitude51.58829°
Longitude-1.42569°

What is the easting and northing of Wantage?

The centre of Wantage is located at the grid reference easting 439885 and northing 187871 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting439885
Northing187871

What are the nearest towns to Wantage?

Position of Wantage relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Wantage to the centre of the town.

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Wantage is 8 miles west of Didcot
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Wantage is 8 miles south-east of Faringdon
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Wantage is 8 miles south-west of Abingdon-on-Thames
13m
Wantage is 13 miles north of Hungerford
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Wantage is 13 miles east of Highworth
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Wantage is 13 miles west of Wallingford
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Wantage is 14 miles south-east of Lechlade-on-Thames
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Wantage is 14 miles north of Newbury
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Wantage is 14 miles south-east of Carterton
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Wantage is 14 miles south of Witney

What are the nearest cities to Wantage?

Position of Wantage relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Wantage to the centre of the city.

13m
Wantage is 13 miles south-west of Oxford
37m
Wantage is 37 miles north of Winchester
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Wantage is 39 miles north-east of Salisbury
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Wantage is 40 miles south-east of Gloucester
43m
Wantage is 43 miles east of Bath
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Wantage is 47 miles north of Southampton
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Wantage is 48 miles west of St Albans
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Wantage is 52 miles east of Bristol
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Wantage is 54 miles south-east of Worcester
56m
Wantage is 56 miles west of London