Long Itchington

Warwickshire

Close by the village is the pond, which is the largest village pond in Warwickshire and nestled among the trees on the road out of the village is the church, of the Holy Trinity, with it’s unusual tower. The River Itchin, which gave the village it’s name, runs close by. Elizabeth 1st stayed in Long Itchington, at the 16th century Tudor House, in 1572 and 1575. At the time the house was the home of Lady Anne Holbourne, daughter of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Long Itchington no longer has trains running through it, but there is a disused rail bridge constructed Circa 1893 for the London and Northwest Railway which opened the Fleckenoe to Marston Junction branch in 1895. The railway was closed in 1965. The bridge carries Bascote Road over the disused railway between Long Itchington and Bascote. Bridge replacement work was carried out in early 2005.

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