Flecknoe

Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Flecknoe
latitude= 52.27
longitude= -1.25
civil_parish= Wolfhampcote
population = 212 (2001)
shire_district= Rugby
shire_county= Warwickshire
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Rugby and Kenilworth
post_town= RUGBY
postcode_district = CV23
postcode_area= CV
dial_code= 01788
os_grid_reference= SP515635

:"For the 17th century poet and dramatist see Richard Flecknoe."

Flecknoe is a village in the Rugby district of Warwickshire, England. The village is within the parish of Wolfhampcote. Its name came from Anglo-Saxon "Fleccanhóh" = "Flecca's hill-spur". Flecknoe is quite an isolated village, being several miles from the nearest main road (the A425 Southam - Daventry road) and is connected only by narrow lanes. Flecknoe has a pub and a small church, dedicated to St. Mark, which was built with railway money in 1891 as compensation for disruption to the nearby ancient village of Wolfhampcote.

Flecknoe once had a railway station on the former Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line. The station was over a mile north of the village and effectively in the middle of nowhere, consequently it was an early victim of British Railways' closure programme, the last passenger train running on 3 November, 1952. However, the line survived carrying freight until 2 December, 1963.

External links

[http://flecknoeparish.blogspot.com/ St. Mark's Church, Flecknoe]

[http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/flecknoe.htm Flecknoe railway station]


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