Lighthorne

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Lighthorne
Lighthorne is located in Warwickshire
Lighthorne
Lighthorne
 Lighthorne shown within Warwickshire
Population 361 (2011)
OS grid reference SP 339 558
Civil parish Lighthorne
District Stratford-on-Avon
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warwick
Postcode district CV35
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Kenilworth and Southam
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°12′00″N 1°30′18″W / 52.200°N 1.505°W / 52.200; -1.505

Lighthorne is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Leamington Spa. The population taken at the 2011 census was 361.[1]

Lighthorne is a small village in a valley and is near Moreton Morrell, Kineton and Wellesbourne.

The first mention of a post office in the village is in October 1849, when a type of postmark known as an undated circle was issued.[2] The parish church of St. Lawrence stands in a valley west of the village. It is built of stone in the late-13thcentury style but the west tower was rebuilt in 1771 and the remainder of the church in 1875–6.

In October 2008, Lighthorne Parish Council bought the telephone box in the village (which had been used only twice in three years) from the BT Group.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties, p. 151. (1997). The Midland (GB) Postal History Society. ISBN 0-9513311-3-2.
  3. ^ "Villagers spend £1 to save phone box". Warwickshire Telegraph, 28 October 2008, p. 3.

External links[edit]

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