Lighthorne

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Lighthorne
Lighthorne is located in Warwickshire
Lighthorne
Lighthorne
Location within Warwickshire
Population361 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP 339 558
Civil parish
  • Lighthorne
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWarwick
Postcode districtCV35
Dialling code01926
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°12′00″N 1°30′18″W / 52.200°N 1.505°W / 52.200; -1.505Coordinates: 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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