Church Icomb

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Church Icomb
Gloucestershire, Worcestershire
Cottages in Icomb
Grid reference: SP213226
Location: 51°54’7"N, 1°41’29"W
Population: 202  (2011)
Post town: Cheltenham
Postcode: GL54
Local Government

Church Icomb, also known just as Icomb, is a village in the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire or perhaps technically in a small, detached part of Worcestershire. Of all the scattered parcels of Worcestershire, this is the furthest flung in the south-east, seven miles form the nearest point of that county's main body. The ancient parish of Icomb comprises the townships of Church Icomb (Worcestershire) and Westward Icomb (Gloucestershire). The civil parish was combined with that of Wick Rissington in 1935.[1]

Icomb sits just four miles to the south-east of Stow on the Wold and just a mile from Gloucestershire's border with Oxfordshire. It is a place of typical, pretty Cotswold stone cottages. Its 2011 recorded population was 202.

The parish church is the Church of St Mary the Virgin 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.


St Mary's, Church Icomb
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