Lincombe Lane

Luscious land with an extensive view and a Roman tale to tell

10.33 acres of pasture and woodland stretch out to reveal extensive views of Didcot and the Berkshire Downs to the south and to Princes Risborough and the Chiltern Hills to the east.

This lush land is rich in wildlife and contains lower greensand soils and wet flush/spring areas which are unusual in Oxfordshire.

A map of 1886 shows the land as open hills with Rye Hill Barns occupying the site of what were once Roman Pottery kilns. These are marked on the current Ordnance Survey map.

OPT bought the land, which consists of two fields from Abingdon Rural District Council when they were no longer needed as catchment areas for water for Sunningwell. The land was bought in three lots in 1937, 1938 and 1940. Today they provide an area where people can take in fresh air, enjoy the view and a walk along the footpath.