Lighthorne

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Lighthorne is a village in Warwickshire, England. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Leamington Spa.

Lighthorne is a small village in a valley and is near Moreton Morrell, Kineton and Wellesbourne.

The first mention of a post office in the village is in October 1849, when a type of postmark known as an undated circle was issued.[1] The parish church of St. Lawrence stands in a valley west of the village. It is built of stone in the late-13thcentury style but the west tower was rebuilt in 1771 and the remainder of the church in 1875–6.

In October 2008, Lighthorne Parish Council bought the telephone box in the village (which had been used only twice in three years) from the BT Group.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties, p. 151. (1997). The Midland (GB) Postal History Society. ISBN 0-9513311-3-2.
  2. ^ "Villagers spend £1 to save phone box". Warwickshire Telegraph, 28 October 2008, p. 3.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lighthorne at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°11′59″N 1°30′18″W / 52.19972°N 1.50500°W / 52.19972; -1.50500