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Grid reference: SU709997
Location: 51°41’31"N, 0°58’23"W
Post town: Thame
Postcode: OX9
Dialling code: 01844
Local Government
Council: South Oxfordshire
Website: / - village page

Postcombe is a village in Oxfordshire, on the A40 London to Oxford, road and the corridor through the Vale of Oxford taken by that road and the M40 motorway which curtails the southern edge of the village. The scarp of the Chiltern Hills rises up in a long wall to the south-east of Postcombe. The village about four miles south of Thame and just over a mile north of Lewknor.

In 1971–73 the M40 Archaeological research group excavating a site at Postcombe found three Saxon graves, one of which was of a child. A bronze buckle in one of the graves dated the burials to the 7th century.[1]

On the morning of 18 June 1643, Royalist cavalry based in Oxford attacked a Parliamentary garrison based in the village, setting fire to some of the houses.[2]

The village has a public house, England's Rose, that was formerly The Feathers. There is also a filling station. The current Lord of the Manor is Nigel Ross Parsons.[3]

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