Coscote is a hamlet in the civil parish of East Hagbourne, in the Berkshire Downs 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Didcot. The hamlet was also previously referred to as Cokelscote. Coscote is now in Oxfordshire, and in 1974 was transferred from Berkshire. Currently, the Church of England church St Andrew's, Hagbourne claims the hamlet as one of its parish communities.
Coscote Manor and other historical features
Notably, the town contains the 17th century building, Coscote Manor, which is listed as Grade: II listed building listed under the name "Coscote Manor and Yew Tree Famhouse and Attached Wall, East Hagbourne." The building was listed on 9 April 1952. The manor is a timber-framed 17th-century house with fretwork bargeboards and an Ipswich window. The house and surrounding hamlet were described in the 1913 travel journal Quiet roads and sleepy villages by Allan Fae.
As of 1923, regional historians P.H. Ditchfield and William Page note that Coscote contained the base of one of three medieval crosses in Hagbourne.
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- P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds.). "Hagbourne". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3 – via British History Online.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
- "St Andrew's Church". East Haghbourne Community Website. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "Coscote Manor and Yew Tree Famhouse and Attached Wall, East Hagbourne". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 132–133.
- Fae, Allan (1913). Quiet roads and sleepy villages. London : E. Nash. pp. 196–7 – via Internet Archive.