Place:Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England

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NameLeckhampstead
Alt namesLecanestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 36
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.483°N 1.383°W
Located inBerkshire, England
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Leckhampstead is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England in the North Wessex Downs.

Leckhampstead Thicket has a high proportion of its buildings that are thatched cottages and has a chapel, dated 1874, that is one of few active 'Primitive Methodist' chapels. A road and boundary stone in Leckhampstead, the Hangman's Stone and Hangman's Stone Lane, are named after a telling of a man who roped and carried a sheep from a farm in Leckhampstead around his neck (to steal it) but which strangled him after he stopped and slept. After a long hiatus the area returned to full village status in 1864. Its hamlet of Hill Green has six listed buildings and the amenities of the village include a public house, church and village hall.

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