Flecknoe

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Flecknoe
Flecknoe is located in Warwickshire
Flecknoe
Flecknoe
 Flecknoe shown within Warwickshire
Population 212 (2001)
OS grid reference SP515635
Civil parish Wolfhampcote
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°16′N 1°15′W / 52.27°N 1.25°W / 52.27; -1.25

For the 17th-century poet and dramatist see Richard Flecknoe.

Flecknoe is a village in the Rugby district of Warwickshire, England. The village is within the parish of Wolfhampcote. Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Fleccanhóh = "Flecca's hill-spur". The village is shown as Fleckno on the Christopher Saxton map of 1637.

Flecknoe is quite an isolated village, being one mile from the nearest main road (the A425 Southam - Daventry road) and is connected only by narrow lanes. Flecknoe has a small church, dedicated to St. Mark, which was built with railway money in 1891 as compensation for disruption to the nearby ancient village of Wolfhampcote.

Flecknoe once had a railway station on the former Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line. The station was over a mile north of the village and effectively in the middle of nowhere, consequently it was an early victim of British Railways' closure programme, the last passenger train running on 3 November 1952. However, the line survived carrying freight until 2 December 1963.

External links[edit]

St. Mark's Church, Flecknoe

Flecknoe railway station