Foscot, Oxfordshire

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Foscot
Foscot is located in Oxfordshire
Foscot
Foscot
 Foscot shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP2421
Civil parish Idbury
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chipping Norton
Postcode district OX7
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
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Coordinates: 51°53′46″N 1°38′20″W / 51.896°N 01.639°W / 51.896; -01.639

Foscot is a hamlet at the edge of the Cotswolds in the Evenlode valley. It falls within Idbury civil parish, in the West Oxfordshire District, about 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Stow-on-the-Wold in neighbouring Gloucestershire, and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from Kingham. It is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1]

Foscot is in the ecclesiastical parish of St Leonard, Bledington[2] and is socially integrated with the adjacent Bledington village.

The major landowner is Loudham Estates, based at Foxcote Farm.[3]

Foxholes, a woodland nature reserve sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and wildlife interest, is adjacent to Foscot. It is noted for its spring bluebells and abundant bat and bird life and is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Oxfordshire Cotswolds". West Oxfordshire District Council. 
  2. ^ "St Leonard's Bledington". Evenlodevale Churches. 
  3. ^ "Loudham Estates (Suffolk) Ltd". 
  4. ^ "Foxholes". Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.