Letcombe Regis

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Letcombe Regis
Letcombe Regis is located in Oxfordshire
Letcombe Regis
Letcombe Regis
Letcombe Regis shown within Oxfordshire
Population 548 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU3886
Civil parish
  • Letcombe Regis
District
Shire county
Region
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 Regis Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°34′34″N 1°27′11″W / 51.576°N 1.453°W / 51.576; -1.453Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 1°27′11″W / 51.576°N 1.453°W / 51.576; -1.453

Letcombe Regis is a village and civil parish 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 on Letcombe Brook at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment about 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the market town of Wantage.

History[edit]

The parish includes Segsbury Camp an Iron Age hill fort on the crest of the Downs just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village.

The Domesday Book of 1086 records Letcombe Regis. The name may come from the Old English Ledecumbe meaning the "lede in the combe" – i.e. "the brook in the valley." "Regis" may derive from the Latin 'rex' meaning 'Royal' with 'Regis' meaning The King's, giving, perhaps, "The Kings brook in the valley."

Parish church[edit]

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

Amenities[edit]

Letcombe Regis has a public house, the Greyhound Inn.[3]

Sport and leisure[edit]

Letcombe has a Non-League football club Letcombe F.C. who play at Bassett Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Benefice of Ridgeway". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ / The Greyhound Inn

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