In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nether Compton like this:
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.
Nether 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 Nether Compton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nether Compton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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