About Long Itchington

Long Itchington is one of 109 parishes within the district of Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in turn one of five districts within the county of Warwickshire.

The parish covers the area bounded by Firs Farm to the east, Snowford Hill to the west, the old railway line to the north and just beyond the main road between Southam and Ufton to the south.

Three communities make up the Parish of Long Itchington – the largest, Long Itchington itself is a small village; Bascote & Bascote Heath, two tiny hamlets; and Model Village, a self-contained development of houses built for the workers of the local cement works in the early 1900s.

A view of the Long Itchington from Bascote Road

A view of Long Itchington from Bascote Road

The village lies on the banks of the river Itchen and the Grand Union Canal, which flows between London and Birmingham, running to the south of the village where it crosses the river Itchen and passes under the dismantled LNWR railway line.

Long Itchington boasts the largest village pond in Warwickshire as well as eight pubs. It also features a 16th Century Tudor house. Queen Elizabeth I stayed there in 1572 and again in 1575 when it was the home of Lady Anne Holbourne, daughter of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The old Manor House (formerly Manor Farm) off the Square dates from the 15th century. It is said that St Wulfstan was born in Long Itchington around 1012.

History – try our guided walk

Long Itchington is an ancient village that was 20 times bigger than Birmingham when the Domesday Book was written. To provide an insight to the history of Long Itchington download our guided walk highlighting some of the areas of interest. The numbers highlighted in red refer to the numbers on the map of the village and show places of interest.