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Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire

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Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire

Leckhampstead is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the border with Northamptonshire, about three miles north east of Buckingham, and to the west of Milton Keynes. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'homestead where leeks are grown'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Lechamstede.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townBUCKINGHAM
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7237
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01280
Population186
 

Other names by which Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Leckhamsted

Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Leckhampstead, par., in co. and 3½ miles NE. of Buckingham, 2571 ac., pop. 340.

Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

LECKHAMPSTEAD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 3½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Buckingham; containing 505 inhabitants. It comprises 2522a. 2r. 16p., of which 1921 acres are meadow and pasture, 334 arable, and 266 woodland. The surface is finely undulated, and the scenery enriched with wood; the low lands are watered by a brook that issues from Whittlebury forest. The substratum abounds with limestone, which is quarried for building. A branch canal from Buckingham passes through the parish, and communicates with the Grand Junction line at Cosgrove. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 13. 4., and in the gift of H. W. Beauclerk, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £517, and the glebe comprises 79 acres. The church contains an octagonal font, ornamented with representations of the Crucifixion, St. Catherine, &c., rudely executed in basso-relievo. Wycliffe is said to have held this living with that of Lutterworth. A school for boys was endowed by John Smith, Esq., with £15 per annum, in 1801. There is a chalybeate spring.

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