Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for COMPTON-VERNEY, or Compton-Murdach

COMPTON-VERNEY, or Compton-Murdach, an extra-parochial tract in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick; on the Fosse way, 2 miles WNW of Kineton. Acres, 1, 740. Real property, £1, 964. Pop., 94. Houses, 11. The manor belonged, at the Conquest, to the Earl of Mellent; went, in the time of Henry I., to Robert Murdac; and passed, in that of Henry VI., to Richard Verney, ancestor of Lord Willoughby de Broke. Compton House, Lord Willoughby's seat, is an edifice of last century, by Adams; and stands amid extensive ornate grounds. A handsome chapel is near the mansion; and was designed, but ineffectually, to be constituted a parish church.


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

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Feature Description: "an extra-parochial tract"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Stratford on Avon PLU/RegD       Warwickshire AncC
Place names: COMPTON MURDACH     |     COMPTON VERNEY     |     COMPTON VERNEY OR COMPTON MURDACH
Place: Compton Verney

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