Descriptive Notes

Also known as Iccomb


Ancient Parish [25]
Township of 'Icomb' in Gloucestershire (Slaughter Hundred); including in Worcestershire (Oswaldslow Hundred) township at Church Icomb. Church Icomb transferred to Gloucestershire in 1844 for civil purposes (Slaughter Hundred). It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and abolished entirely to Icomb Ancient Parish in 1935. Icomb was therefore entirely Gloucestershire from 1844.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP214227
3 miles S.E. of Stow-on-the-Wold along the A424

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Icomb was transferred from the Diocese of Worcester to the Diocese of Gloucester in 1912.[5] [1] [25]


Slaughter, Gloucestershire [25]

Poor Law Union

Stow on the Wold [3]

Adjoining Parishes

Stow-on-the-Wold; Oddington; Bledington; Westcote; Wyck Rissington (all Gloucestershire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives.

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]
1837-59 Gloucestershire Archives [56]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1613- 1701

Register Copies

At Gloucestershire Archives:
Christenings 1545-1995 Marriages 1563-1992 Burials 1602-1995
Transcript: Marriages 1563-1812
Marriage index: Marriages 1563-1812
Roe's Gloucestershire Marriage Index Brides & Grooms
Gloucestershire FHS marriage index: 1813-33

Marriages 1563-1812 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
ICOMBE : Marriages 1563-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 66 - Gloucestershire, vol. 13 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 66 - Gloucestershire, vol. 13 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1908

ICOMBE : Marriages(Index) 1563-1812: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Roe, E A Author Boyd, Percival ed.Source D: P Boyd.

ICOMBE (St. Mary) : Marriages 1813-33: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 19 [Typescript.] IN: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 19 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (transcriptions.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS


Methodist Circuit Records: Births/Christenings 1904-20 (Transcript) Gloucestershire Archives [56]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

-1885 Bigland's Historical and Monumental and Genealogical Collections relative to the County of Gloucester (1791-1889) Gloucestershire Archives [56]

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:

1841 & 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 Gloucestershire Archives

1861-91 Gloucestershire Archives

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor court books (draft) 1812-1907; Manor books 18th and 19th centuries


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

ICCOMB, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of SLAUGHTER, county of GLOUCESTER, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 3 miles (S. E.) from Stow on the Wold, containing 164 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a chalybeate spring in this parish. An Alien priory was founded by Gervaise Paganel, as a cell to Wenlock priory, the revenue of which, at the suppression, was £36. 3. Here are the remains of an encampment supposed to be Danish.

Last Updated: 26/07/2012