Long Itchington

Long Itchington is a small, peaceful village located in Warwickshire. It is the largest of the three communities covered by the Parish of Long Itchington. The other two are Bascote and Model Village, the latter being developed for the workers of the local cement works in the early 1900s.
The village lies on the banks of of the river Itchen from which it gets its name. The Grand Union Canal, which flows between London and Birmingham, runs to the south of the village where it crosses the river Itchen and passes under the dismantled LNWR railway line. The railway used to serve the local communities between Leamington and Weedon and the local station was sited between Long Itchington and Model Village.

Long Itchington boasts the largest village pond in Warwickshire and seven public houses. It also features a fine 16th Century Tudor House, located on the main A423 which runs through the village. 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 in the Square dates from the 15th century.

St Wulfstan is said to have been born in Long Itchington around 1012 and, became Bishop of Worcester in 1062

Long Itchington viewed from the west