Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for COMPTON (Nether)

COMPTON (Nether), a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; at the boundary with Wilts, 2½ miles N of Yeovil Junction r. station, and 2½ W by N of Sherborne. It has a post office, of the name of Compton, under Sherborne. Acres, 892. Real property, £3, 155. Pop., 376. Houses, 86. The property is divided among a few The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Over Compton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300. Patron, John Goodden, Esq. The church is tolerable; and there are charities £9.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Nether Compton AP/CP       Sherborne PLU/RegD       Dorset AncC
Place names: COMPTON     |     COMPTON NETHER     |     NETHER COMPTON
Place: Nether Compton

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