"ICCOMB, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of Slaughter, county Gloucester, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 3 miles S.E. of Stow-on-the-Wold, its post town, and 3 S.W. of Adlestrop station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton railway. An alien priory was founded here by Gervaise Paganel, which afterwards became a cell to Wenlock Priory. Its revenue at the Suppression was £36 3s. The parish contains the hamlet of Roundhorn, also the remains of a small Danish camp. The soil is stone brash. The tithes have been commuted for land and a money payment under an Act of Enclosure in 1809.
The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone structure. It contains the effigy of a knight, and monuments to the Cope family. The parochial charities produce about £30 per annum, part of which belongs to the parish of Stow-on-the-Wold. There is a school for both sexes. Iccomb Hall, formerly the seat of the Cope family, is much decayed. The Rev. John Hopton is lord of the manor."
"ROUND HORN, a hamlet in the parish of Iccomb, county Gloucester, formerly in Worcester, 2 miles S.E. of Stow-on-the-Wold."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- The transcription of the section for Iccomb from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- The portion of the parish known as Church Icomb was in Worcestershire until 1844. The portion of the parish known as Westward Icomb has always been in Gloucestershire. [q.v. Kain & Oliver; OS Map 144, parish #13/3 and #13/94]
See also Honeybourne.
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