Searching for "NETHER COMPTON"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BATH and WELLS Somerset Compton, Dundon, Haslebury-Plucknett, Huish-Episcopi-with-Langport, Martock, Montacute, Northover, Somerton, and Long Sutton; and the p. curacies of Nether Imperial
    Compton, Nether Dorset Compton, Nether , par., N. Dorset, 2½ miles NW. of Sherborne, 892 ac., pop. 387. Bartholomew
    COMPTON (Nether) Dorset COMPTON (Nether) , a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; at the boundary with Wilts, 2½ miles N of Yeovil Junction Imperial
    COMPTON (Over) Dorset Compton House is the seat of John Goodden, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Nether Imperial
    DORCHESTER Dorset Compton-Vallence, Kingston-Russell, Long Bredy, Little Bredy, Winterbourne-Abbas, Winterbourne-Steepleton, and Winterbourne-St. Martin, and the parochial chapelry of Wynford-Eagle; and the sub-district of Cerne, containing the parishes of Cerne-Abbas, Up-Cerne, Nether Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    Nether-Exe and Sandford-St. Swithin. The deanery of Exeter contains the livings within Exeter municipal borough, and the vicarage of Heavitree. The deanery of Dunkeswell contains the rectories of Church-Stanton, Clayhidon, Combe-Rawleigh, and Hemyock; the vicarages of Awliscombe, Luppit, Up-Ottery, and Yarcombe; and the p. curacies of Dunkeswell, Dunkeswell-Abbey, Culm-Davey, and Sheldon. The deanery of Dunsford contains the rectories of Ashton, Bridford, Chagford, Cheriton-Bishop, Christow, Doddiscombsleigh, Drewsteignton, Dunsford, Gidleigh, Hittisleigh, Tedburn-St. Mary, Throwleigh, and Whitstone; and the vicarages of Holcombe-Burnell, Spreyton, and South Tawton. The deanery of Honiton contains the rectories Imperial
    Nether Compton Dorset Nether Compton , 2½ miles NW. of Sherborne, Dorset; P.O. See COMPTON, NETHER. Bartholomew
    NORTHAMPTON Northamptonshire Compton take from the town the titles of Earl and Marquis. Structure and Antiquities. —The town stands on agentle ascent, on the left bank of the Nen; and has charming environs, adorned with wood, and gemmed with mansions and villas. It comprises two principalstreets, spacious and regular, nearly a mile in length, intersecting each other at right angles, and dividing it into four nearly equal parts; includes minor streets, diverging from the principal ones; includes also a spacious market-place, where formerly stood a cross and a conduit; consists of well-built houses, chiefly of a reddish-coloured freestone Imperial
    SOMERSET, or Somersetshire Somerset Nether Stoney, Alford, Ashill, Wells, Glastonbury, and Wellington. The soil of the alluvial flats varies from moss to deep strong clay; that of the adjacent slopes is chiefly calca- reous sand; that of Taunton vale is prevailingly a rich loam; that of other valley grounds is variable, but mostly fertile; and that of the hills and moors ranges from deep loam to thin poor gravel. About 900,000 acres are arable and pasture-land; and about 25,000 are woodland. The estates and the farms are well divided. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, beans, and potatoes. Hop grounds Imperial
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