Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire

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Leckhampstead
Leckhampstead Church - geograph.org.uk - 365473.jpg
Parish church of the Assumption
Leckhampstead is located in Buckinghamshire
Leckhampstead
Leckhampstead
 Leckhampstead shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 192 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP7337
Civil parish Leckhampstead
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Buckingham
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01280
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
Website Leckhampstead Village
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 52°02′03″N 0°56′16″W / 52.0341°N 0.9378°W / 52.0341; -0.9378

Leckhampstead is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the boundary with Northamptonshire, about 3 miles (5 km) north east of Buckingham, and west of Milton Keynes. The village is on the River Leck, a tributary of the River Great Ouse.

History[edit]

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "homestead where leeks are grown".[citation needed] In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Lechamstede.

In the middle of the 16th century the village was split into two halves, Leckhampstead Magna and Leckhampstead Parva, with the foundation of a manor house in the latter.[citation needed] However within a couple of centuries the two halves were joined up again when the incumbent of Leckhampstead Magna inherited Leckhampstead Parva.

The Church of England parish church of the Assumption of the Blesséd Virgin Mary is Norman, with a tower that was added in the 13th century.[2] It is a Grade I listed building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Leckhampstead (Village): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Pevsner 1960, p. 85.
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 13 July 1966. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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