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))
|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|
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