Long Itchington, Warwickshire
Itchington, Long, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands on the river Itchen, near the Warwick and Napton Canal, 2 miles NNW of Southam, and 2S of Marton station on the Rugby, Leamington, and Warwick branch of the L. & N.W.R., and has a post and money order office under Eugby; telegraph office, Stockton. The parish contains also the hamlets of Stoney Thorpe and Bas-cote. Acreage, 4869; population of the civil parish, 1171; of the ecclesiastical, 1103. The manor belonged to the Odingsells, and passed through several hands to Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who here entertained Queen Elizabeth on her way to Kenilworth. Stoneythorpe is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £236 with residence. The church formerly belonged to the abbey of Hertford. At the time of the dissolution of monasteries it belonged to Maxstoke Priory, which presented several vicars in the 15th or 16th centuries. It consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower, and was restored in 1866. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. St Wulfstan was a native.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Long Itchington Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Southam|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Long Itchington:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Long Itchington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Itchington, Long (Holy Trinity))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Long Itchington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.