Experience the Beauty of the Berkshire Downs and Letcombe Brook
Segsbury Camp – An Iron Age Hill Fort
Letcombe Regis is the perfect destination for those looking to explore and discover the historic village of Letcombe Regis. The village is situated on Letcombe Brook, at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment, and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The village is also home to Segsbury Camp, an Iron Age hill fort, located just over a mile south of the village. This unique archaeological site offers visitors a glimpse into a past era, and a chance to explore and appreciate the history of the area.
Discover the History of Letcombe Regis
Letcombe Regis has a long and fascinating history, dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086. The village may have gotten its name from the Old English Ledecumbe, which means ‘the brook in the valley’, or from the Latin Rex, which means ‘Royal’, giving ‘The King’s brook in the valley’. Visitors to the village can explore its history and monuments, along with discovering its unique culture and customs.
Experience Beauty of the Berkshire Downs
When visiting Letcombe Regis, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the Berkshire Downs. With its rolling hills, lush greenery, and babbling brooks, the area is a haven for those looking to escape and relax. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or an invigorating hike, the Berkshire Downs has something for everyone. Explore the majestic beauty of nature and experience all that this enchanting area has to offer.
Grade II* Listed Building
The Church of England parish church of Saint Andrew is a Grade II* listed building. This means it has been recognized as having exceptional architectural and historic importance, and requires special protection from any alterations or developments which would have a detrimental impact upon its character.
St Andrew’s parish is part of the Ridgeway Benefice, along with the parishes of Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Letcombe Bassett, Sparsholt and West Challow. The Ridgeway Benefice is a group of six parishes located in the hills of Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, who work together to provide Christian worship, care and support.
Letcombe Regis is a vibrant and welcoming community. The village has a public house, the Greyhound Inn, and a village hall. There is also a non-League football club, Letcombe F.C., which plays at Bassett Road and is a member of Hellenic League Division Two South. This is a great way to meet other locals and get involved in the community.