A 12-year-old boy has won a competition to name Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new development in Abingdon.

Schoolboy Harry Wigginton chose the name of the new development which is now being introduced as Abbey Fields, following a competition he entered at Long Furlong Primary School, where he was previously a Year 6 pupil.

The homebuilder enlisted the help of the local school children to name the development located on Dunmore Road.

After receiving a variety of inventive suggestions, the developer chose Harry as the competition winner and presented him with a £30 book token as a thank you gift.

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Harry will now be able to see his winning name written on all of the development’s signs and promotional material as his suggestion becomes a lasting legacy in Abingdon.

When deciding on their suggestions for suitable names, the pupils were encouraged to consider the local area, most notably the history of Abingdon and its villages, landmarks and famous figures.

Harry’s suggestion was made following the presence of an abbey in Abingdon, which is though to have been founded in the year 675, before being removed during the late 1530s during the reign of Henry VIII who decided to ‘dissolve’ the nation’s monasteries.

Campbell Gregg, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “When naming our new development in Abingdon, we turned to the pupils at Long Furlong Primary School for their inspiration.

“We’re now pleased to announce that we’ll be calling the development Abbey Fields, thanks to Harry’s wonderful suggestion.

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“At Barratt and David Wilson Homes, we strive to ensure we provide more than just quality new properties, and competitions such as these help to include members of the community in the homebuilding process.”

Abbey Fields will be a new development of three, four and five bedroom homes due to launch this winter.

Potential buyers are now being encouraged to register their interest and sign up to receive updates on the launch.

Barratt was awarded a maximum five-star rating for the 12th consecutive year in the 2021 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Site managers working for Barratt Group won 93 awards for quality workmanship in the 2021 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.

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Barratt has won more Pride in the Job awards than any other housebuilder for the last 17 years.

For further information about Abbey Fields, call the sales team on 033 3355 8487. You can also visit barratthomes.co.uk or dwh.co.uk.