Long Itchington

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Coordinates: 52°17′02″N 1°22′59″W / 52.284°N 1.383°W / 52.284; -1.383

Long Itchington
Long Itchington is located in Warwickshire
Long Itchington
Long Itchington
 Long Itchington shown within Warwickshire
Population 2,161 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP420653
Civil parish Long Itchington
District Stratford-on-Avon
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHAM
Postcode district CV47
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stratford-on-Avon
List of places
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England
Warwickshire

Long Itchington is a large village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. In the 2001 census it had a population of 2,161. The village is named after the River Itchen which flows to the south and west of the village.

Long Itchington is located around two miles north of Southam upon the A423 road. Just south of the village is the Grand Union Canal.

Long Itchington is mostly made up of 20th century developments, but includes several historic buildings, including the half-timbered "Tudor House" on the main road. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have stayed there in 1572 and 1575. The old "Manor House" in the Square dates from the 15th century.

St Wulfstan, said to have been born in Long Itchington around 1012, became Bishop of Worcester in 1062. Other notables born in the village include the journalist Tom Hilditch.

The village was once served by the former Weedon to Leamington Spa railway line. The village station was on the outskirts on the road towards Southam, and was therefore known as Southam and Long Itchington railway station, but this closed to passengers in the late 1950s. Part of the old railway line has been converted into a cycleway as part of the National Cycle Network.

South of the village is a former cement works which runs all the way from the outskirts of the village to very near the entrance to Southam, it closed in the late '90s but still remains in place. Quarrying at the site however still continues. Opposite the old cement works is a small Model Village which was built to house the workers.

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The village contains 6 pubs, a small shop, a co-op, a church, a primary school, a hairdressers, a park, and a community centre.

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