|Located in||Warwickshire, England (1894 - )|
|Also located in||Gloucestershire, England ( - 1894)|
|See also||Kiftsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, England||hundred in which the parish was located|
|Brailes Rural, Warwickshire, England||rural district in which it was located until 1931|
|Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Warwickshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1931-1974|
|Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, England||district municipality in which it has been located since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Ilmington is a village and civil parish about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-west of Shipston-on-Stour and 8 miles (13 km) south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. Ilmington is the highest village in Warwickshire and is at the foot of the Ilmington Downs, the highest point in Warwickshire. It had a population of 734 in the UK census of 2001.
The Elizabethan poet Sir Thomas Overbury was born at Compton Scorpion Manor, just south of the village.
As Wilson describes in the quotation from his gazetteer as given below, Ilmington parish sat directly on the border between Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. The Gloucestershire portion was transferred to Warwickshire in 1894.
A 19th century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ilmington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "ILMINGTON, a village in Warwickshire, and a parish partly also in Gloucestershire, all in the district of Shipston-on-Stour. The village stands 4 miles NW of Shipston-on-Stour, and 4½ NE of Campden [railway] station; and has a post office under Shipston-on-Stour. The parish contains also the hamlets of Lark-Stoke, Compton-Scorpion, and Foxcote. Acres: 4,000. Real property, of the [Warwickshire] portion: £5,113; of the [Gloucestershire] portion: £875. Population of the [Warwickshire] portion: 979; of the [Gloucestershire] portion: 21. Houses: 217 and 3. The property is much subdivided. Foxcote House is a chief residence. A strong chalybeate spring, formerly in considerable repute, is about ¼ of a mile from the village. The winding of silk, for mills at Campden and Blockley, is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £760. Patron: the Rev. J.Young. The church is ancient, in mixed architecture; and was repaired in 1859. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, a national school, and charities £58."
Lark-Stoke, Compton-Scorpion, and Foxcote are all re-directed here.
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- GENUKI Gloucestershire and GENUKI Warwickshire give pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the individual counties. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire and The FamilySearch Wiki for Warwickshireprovides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
- Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of Gloucestershire. However, there is a series of 7 volumes for Warwickshire.
- Comparing a map of Gloucestershire parishes in 1900 with a map of Gloucestershire parishes made in the 1943 helps to illustrate how the county borders changed through this period.
- Ancestry.co.uk has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)
Categories: Warwickshire, England | Kiftsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, England | Ilmington, Warwickshire, England | Brailes Rural, Warwickshire, England | Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Warwickshire, England | Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, England