Long Itchington

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Long Itchington
Long Itchington is located in Warwickshire
Long Itchington
Long Itchington
Long Itchington shown within Warwickshire
Population 2,013 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP420653
Civil parish
  • Long Itchington
District
Shire county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°17′02″N 1°22′59″W / 52.284°N 1.383°W / 52.284; -1.383Coordinates: 52°17′02″N 1°22′59″W / 52.284°N 1.383°W / 52.284; -1.383

Long Itchington is a large village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, which at the 2011 census had a population of 2,013.[1] The village is named after the River Itchen which flows to the south and west of the village.

Long Itchington is around two miles north of Southam on the A423 road, just north of the Grand Union Canal.

Long Itchington is mostly made up of 20th century developments, but includes several historic buildings, including a half-timbered Tudor house on the main road at which Queen Elizabeth I is said to have stayed 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, on the outskirts on the road towards Southam, known as Southam and Long Itchington railway station, 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. Quarrying at the site however still continues. Opposite the old cement works is a small model village built to house the workers.

Amenities[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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