Leckhampstead is on the lower slopes of the Berkshire Downs and most of the village spreads out along a lane called Shop Lane just off the B4494 Wantage to Newbury road. Leckhampstead is a small village and has a mixture of period cottages, more modern bungalows and houses and the occasional thatched cottage.

At one end of Shop Lane there is an attractive triangular green with the war memorial and a road that leads to Leckhampstead Thicket where a few houses and cottages and a Primitive Methodist chapel are scattered along a narrow leafy lane.

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The parish church in Leckhampstead, the Church of St. James, was built in 1859 of brick and flint. The interior is brick with patterns formed by the use of differently coloured brick courses and complimentary colour stone embellishments and it has an elaborately carved font.

The large war memorial on the green comprises an obelisk on a plinth with two clock faces, one facing north and one facing south, which unusually incorporate various types of ammunition. The surrounding chains of the memorial are from a battleship that took part in the Battle of Jutland and the posts are spent shell cases.

Leckhampstead is midway between the A34 and the A338 Wantage to Hungerford road, about two miles north of the M4 motorway.

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