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Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire

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Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire

Letcombe Bassett is a village and civil parish about 2 miles southwest of the market town of Wantage 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 a spring line settlement, being the source of Letcombe Brook at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment.
DistrictVale of White Horse
Post townWantage
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU3785
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01235
Population170 (2001 census)

Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Letcombe Bassett, par., Berks, in W. of co., 2½ miles SW. of Wantage, 1662 ac., pop. 221.

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