Long Itchington is one of 109 parishes within the district of Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in turn one of five districts with the county of Warwickshire.
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.
The village lies on the banks of the river Itchen from which it derives 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 as well as 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 (formerly Manor Farm) off the Square dates from the 15th century. It is said that St Wulfstan was born in Long Itchington around 1012.
Many original buildings and footpaths have survived. The map here shows all the local footpaths and places of particular interest.
A particularly vibrant parish, Long Itchington has seven pubs and over twenty village organisations with new ones being formed every month.