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:
Lark-Stoke, Compton-Scorpion, and Foxcote are all re-directed here.
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