Letcombe Bassett

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Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Brook source.JPG
Source of Letcombe Brook
Letcombe Bassett is located in Oxfordshire
Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Bassett
Location within Oxfordshire
Population148 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSU3785
Civil parish
  • Letcombe Bassett
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWantage
Postcode districtOX12
Dialling code01235
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteLetcombe Bassett Parish Meeting
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 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 148.[1] The village is a spring line settlement, being the source of Letcombe Brook at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment. Hackpen, Warren & Gramp's Hill Downs Site of Special Scientific Interest is in the parish.[citation needed]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels is a Grade II* listed building.[2] St Michael's parish is part of the Ridgeway Benefice, along with the parishes of Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Letcombe Regis, Sparsholt and West Challow.[3]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Letcombe Bassett Parish (1170217883)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (Grade II*) (1253889)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ridgeway Benefice". Wantage Deanery. Retrieved 29 August 2018.


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