Place:Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesPostcombesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.672°N 0.967°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoLewknor Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Thame Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Bullingdon Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Lewknor is a village and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England about 5 miles (8 km) south of Thame. The civil parish includes Postcombe, and South Weston which was abolished as a separate civil parish and absorbed into Lewknor in 1932. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 663.

Lewknor was a strip parish that historically included three townships or divisions: Lewknor, and Lewknor Uphill.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lewknor.


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Postcombe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"POSTCOMBE, a hamlet in Lewknor parish, Oxford; 1½ mile N E of Lewknor village. Real property: £696. Population: 226."

Postcombe has always been referred to as a hamlet in Lewknor parish, but the population given for it in 1871 is substantial as hamlets go. It is marked separately on the map of Southeast Oxfordshire listed below (the white area adjacent to Lewknor), yet there is no evidence of it ever being more than a hamlet within Lewknor. On a road map it is on the opposite side of the M40 motorway to Lewknor and is much further away from the parish village than is South Weston.

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