Place:Idlicote, Warwickshire, England

Alt namesIdlictoesource: alternate name
Coordinates52.095°N 1.589°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoKington Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Brailes Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1931
Shipston on Stour Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1931-1974
Stratford on Avon District, Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Idlicote is a small settlement and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire, about 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Shipston on Stour and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Stratford upon Avon. The parish is considered too small for a parish council and instead has a parish meeting. It also forms part of the Brailes ward of the District of Stratford on Avon. In the 2011 UK census it was considered too small for its population to be published separately and it has been combined with Honington under Honington.

The best known feature is Idlicote House, a grade II listed country house, on a site once owned by St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth. The most notable building is the parish church of Saint James the Great, which has surviving features from the 13th and 14th centuries and a 17th-century chapel added to house tombs of members of the Underhill family of Idlicote.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Idlicote from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"IDLICOTE, a parish in Shipston-on-Stour [registration] district, Warwick; 2½ miles NNE of Shipston-on-Stour, and 8½ E NE of Chipping-Campden railway station. Post town: Shipston-on-Stour. Acres: 1,408. Real property: £1,784. Population: 115. Houses: 26. The manor belonged to the monks of Kenilworth; passed through varions hands; and belongs now to Captain Peach. Idlicote House, the manorial mansion, is a handsome edifice in the Tudor style, and commands extensive views. The parish is a meet for the Warwick hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £230. Patron: Captain Peach. The church is old, and consists of nave, aisle. and chancel, with a tower. Charities, £8."

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides seven volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Warwickshire. The first (Vol 2) covers the religious houses of the county; Volumes 3 through 6 provide articles the settlements in each of the hundreds in turn, and Volumes 7 and 8 deal with Birmingham and Coventry respectively.
  • GENUKI main page for Warwickshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • Warwickshire and West Midland family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Warwickshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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