The village, which covers quite a large area, lies about four miles north of Shipston-on-Stour. It has been well preserved, and many of the buildings are of Cotswold stone. Both Rectory and Manor House are sixteenth century, and 'Foxcote' is an attractive Georgian home. Compton Scorpion is a hamlet.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Shipston-on-Stour

ADJOINING PARISHES: Whitchurch, Tredington, Stretton-on-Fosse, the Gloucestershire parishes of Ebrington and Mickleton, Quinton.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1588-1899 Marriages: 1588-1979 Burials: 1588-1925 Banns 1754-1782 1824-1957

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1611 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1847-1875, Marriages: 1685-1837. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: CMB 1588-1812 STR CMB 1588-1711 BIR
Marriages: 1813-1837 SoG Foxcote Roman Catholic Christenings: 1765-1801 SoG Christenings: 1767-1812 STR

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2.
Z 1705-1848 Marriages: 1815-1841 Burials: 1767-1838 M Christenings: 1806-1848.
Foxcote Z 1767-1877 Marriages: 1838-1870 Burials: 1867-1868 M Christenings: 1847-1883.


PROBATE RECORDS: WOR (Study of 16th and 17th century wills by the Shipston-on- Stour Local History Group).

1851 BMSGH SI v.13 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Pre-1841 census

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1450-1451, 1495, 1756-1775 STR
1763 (2 documents) BIR
Court Rolls and ministers' accounts 1376-1472 WAR

DEEDS: Deeds relating to John Hickson's Charity Estate 1701-1775. Many deeds in Canning collection.

OTHER SOURCES: Hiron of Ilmington and Shipston: deeds and papers.
Canning of Foxcote: deeds, wills, etc. estate ledgers, farm accounts, cottage rentals, includes the following: Servants' wages book 1831-1846, details of posts and signatures for wages received, Garden and account book includes names of workmen, number of days worked and rate per day 1846-1873, Estate Rent Book, with occupiers' names 1835-1853, Farming Weekly accounts 1852-1871, giving names of workers, jobs, daily wages.
Sam Bennett, the Ilmington Fiddler, Memoir of a Cotswold Character, John H.Bird, 1952 (Index of Ilmington people).
Our Ilmington, Extracts from the autobiography of John Purser containing reminiscences of his childhood as a farmer's son late 19th century, 1971.
The History of Ilmington, S.M.Gardner and E.M.H. Ibbotson, 1974.
The Ordering of the Common Fields in Ilmington War.Hist. Vol.1 No.1.
A Short Guide to Ilmington and its History BMSGH(LL)
Records of Ilmington BIR
W.I. Scrapbook 1965.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]