West Compton  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Compton like this:

COMPTON-ABBAS (West), a parish in Dorchester district, Dorset; 3½ miles SW of Maiden-Newton r. station, and 7 ENE of Bridport. Post town, Compton-Vallence, under Dorchester. Acres, 846. Real property, £1, 122. Pop., 117. Houses, 19. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Milton Abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £150. Patron, R. Williams, Esq.

West Compton through time

West Compton is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Compton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Compton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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