Letcombe Bassett is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1564
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1895
Letcombe Bassett, a parish in Berks, on the Ridgeway, 2½ miles SW by S of Wantage, and 4½ from Wantage Road Station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wantage. Acreage, 1631; population, 191. An ancient camp called Letcombe Castle is here on the Ridge Way. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £105 with residence. Patrons, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church, which was erected about 1100 A.D., is a building of stone and Hint in the Norman style, was lengthened and a tower added about 1200, was thoroughly repaired and an aisle added in 1862, and contains a Norman font. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some charities. Dean Swift retired hither in 1713 and wrote his pamphlet entitled “Free Thoughts on the Present State of Affairs.”
Source: Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales; Brabner, John Henry Fryden; Volume: 4; William Mackenzie, London. 1895.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
LETCOMBE-BASSETT, a parish in Wantage district, Berks; on the Ridgeway, 2½ miles SW by S of Wantage, and 4 SSE of Challow r. station. It has a postal pillarbox under Wantage. Acres, 1,260. Real property, £1,695. Pop., 283. Houses, 60. The property is subdivided. An ancient camp, called Letcombe Castle, is here on the Ridgeway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is partly Norman; was lengthened, and a tower added, about 1260; was thoroughly repaired, and an aisle added, in 1862; and contains a Norman font. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and some charities.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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- County: Berkshire
- Civil Registration District: Wantage
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
- Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Abingdon
- Poor Law Union: Wantage
- Hundred: Kintbury Eagle
- Province: Canterbury