Iccomb (or Icomb) is a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold union, comprising Church Iccomb and the hamlet of Iccomb, containing, by the census of 1861, 164, and in 1871, 188 inhabitants, and 1156 acres; in the deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Upper Slaughter, East Gloucestershire.

Church Iccomb is a village, containing, by the census of 1861, 152, and in 1871, 179 inhabitants, and 506 acres; 2 miles south-east from Stow-on-the-Wold Station on the West Midlands section of the Great Western Railway, 8 north-west from Burford, and 78 from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Augustin Williams, M.A.., is valued at £130 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Worcester. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Early English style, dedicated to St. Mary; it contains a handsome chancel. There is a National School for children of both sexes. There are charities producing about £33 per annum, of which £18 goes to the poor of the adjoining parish of Stow, and the remaining £15 is appropriated to the minister and school of this place. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The rateable value is £716.

Iccomb is a hamlet adjoining the above village, but for Ecclesiastical purposes only, having the appointment of all officers for civil purposes, and consists of three farmhouses, containing, by the census of 1861, 12, and 1871, 9 inhabitants, and 650 acres of land. The old manor house, which formerly belonged to the Cope family, is very ancient, but has fallen into decay. Leonard Hambridge, Esq., is lord of the manor. The rateable value is £716.

Church Icomb

Williams Rev. Augustin, M.A., rector

Trades and Professions

Aries William, farmer, The Lawn

Collett Thos. Cook, baker and shopkeeper

Hanks Miss Welmuth, shopkeeper

Mason Joseph, parish clerk

Sandalls George, coal agent and carrier

Turfrey William, sexton

West Thomas, farmer

Woolliams Robert, farmer


Hambridge Leonard, Esq.. Manor house

Trades and Professions

Hambridge Leonard, yeoman

Lerman George, farmer, Lower farm

Letters through Stow-on-the-Wold, which is the nearest money order office.

National School –

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.