Postcombe

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Postcombe, Oxfordshire

Postcombe
Postcombe is located in Oxfordshire
Postcombe
Postcombe
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU709997
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThame
Postcode districtOX9
Dialling code01844
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
Website/ postcombe.com - village page
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°41′31″N 0°58′23″W / 51.692°N 0.973°W / 51.692; -0.973Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 0°58′23″W / 51.692°N 0.973°W / 51.692; -0.973

Postcombe is a village in the civil parish of Lewknor. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Thame in Oxfordshire and about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Lewknor. It is on the A40 road with the Chiltern Hills to the east and the M40 motorway just to the south.

In 1971–73 the M40 Archaeological research group excavating a site at Postcombe found three Saxon graves, one of which was of a child. A bronze buckle in one of the graves dated the burials to the 7th century.[1]

On the morning of 18 June 1643, Royalist cavalry based in Oxford attacked a Parliamentary garrison based in the village, setting fire to some of the houses.[2]

The village has a public house, England's Rose, that was formerly The Feathers. There is also a filling station. The current Lord of the Manor is Nigel Ross Parsons.[3]

External links[edit]

  • "Chalgrove Field, Oxfordshire, 18 June 1643". BCW Project. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  • Chippindale, Marcus. "Aussie takes on title of Lord of the manor". Newspaper Editorial. Thame Gazette. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  • Village community page
  • Visit South Oxfordshire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adwell". Oxfordshire's Historic archives. Ashmolean Museum.
  2. ^ "Chalgrove Field, Oxfordshire, 18 June 1643". BCW Project. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ Chippindale, Marcus. "Aussie takes on title of Lord of the manor". Newspaper Editorial. Thame Gazette. Retrieved 19 October 2013.