Letcombe Bassett

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Source of Letcombe Brook
Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Bassett is located in Oxfordshire
Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Bassett shown within Oxfordshire
Population 170 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU3785
Civil parish
  • Letcombe Bassett
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wantage
Postcode district OX12
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Letcombe Bassett Parish Council
List of places
51°33′47″N 1°27′47″W / 51.563°N 1.463°W / 51.563; -1.463Coordinates: 51°33′47″N 1°27′47″W / 51.563°N 1.463°W / 51.563; -1.463

Letcombe Bassett is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the market town of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.

The village is a spring line settlement, being the source of Letcombe Brook at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels is part of the Benefice of Ridgeway, along with the parishes of Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Letcombe Regis, Sparsholt and West Challow.[2]

The village is the location of Hackpen, Warren & Gramp's Hill Downs, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Benefice of Ridgeway". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 

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