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- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Icomb is a quiet Gloucestershire parish in the Cotswolds, close to Stow-on-the-Wold, with typical Cotswold stone cottages, and the parish church of St Mary the Virgin which was built in the mid 13th century. The tomb of Sir John Blaket, a knight who fought with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, lies within the church.
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The hamlet of Church Icomb is located in the parish.
Until the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 the parish of Icomb (including the hamlet of Church Icomb) was a detached parish of Gloucestershire surrounded by Worcestershire. Church Icomb was considered to be in Worcestershire at that time. In some sources (e.g. GENUKI) it is stated that the parish of Church Icomb was in Worcestershire until 1844. The parish was considered to part of Slaughter (hundred), no matter which county it was in.
Stow-on-the-Wold, Worcestershire (1837 - 1844)
[[Place:Stow-on-the-Wold Registration District, Gloucestershire, England|Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (1844 - 1937)
North Cotswold (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- Icomb is referred to Westcote in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. 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. Respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides 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