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Not to be confused with Farringdon, a district in central London.
Faringdon Market House
Faringdon is a market town in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire.
Dyed pigeons at Faringdon House

Faringdon is notable for the dyed pigeons at Faringdon House. The custom of dyeing pigeons was originally started by the eccentric Lord Berners.[1] Around the town one can see a number of stone plaques with comments such as "Please do not throw stones at this notice" reflecting Lord Berners' ongoing influence on the town.


  1. http://www.faringdon.org/hyberners.htm Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20090124161525/http://www.faringdon.org/hyberners.htm