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Coscote Manor
Coscote is located in Oxfordshire
Coscote shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU515882
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Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DIDCOT
Postcode district OX11
Dialling code 01235
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OxfordshireCoordinates: 51°35′27″N 1°15′26″W / 51.5909°N 1.2571°W / 51.5909; -1.2571

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.[1] 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.[2]

Coscote Manor and other historical features[edit]

An alternative view of Cascote Manor

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.[3] The manor is a timber-framed 17th-century house with fretwork bargeboards and an Ipswich window.[4] The house and surrounding hamlet were described in the 1913 travel journal Quiet roads and sleepy villages by Allan Fae.[5]

Coscote manor as was pictured in the 1913 travel journal Quiet roads and sleepy villages by Allan Fae.[5]

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.[1]


Coscote is served by 6 buses a day Monday - Saturday, by the Abingdon Bus Company's Route 94, from West Hagbourne to Didcot via Blewbury.

Recent developments[edit]

Along with East Hagbourne and West Hagbourne, as of 2007, the hamlet's peace is threatened by the Great Western Park development. Plans including the extension of Didcot's ring road.


  1. ^ a b P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds.). "Hagbourne". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3 – via British History Online. 
  2. ^ "St Andrew's Church". East Haghbourne Community Website. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Coscote Manor and Yew Tree Famhouse and Attached Wall, East Hagbourne". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 132–133. 
  5. ^ a b Fae, Allan (1913). Quiet roads and sleepy villages. London : E. Nash. pp. 196–7 – via Internet Archive.