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Long Itchington, Warwickshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLong Itchington Holy Trinity 
HundredKnightlow 
Poor Law unionSoutham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Long Itchington:

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1653-19721655-19711653-1950

Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk


Civil Registration

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:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Long Itchington are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictStratford-on-Avon
CountyWarwickshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtCV47
Post TownSoutham