In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Over Compton like this:
COMPTON (Over), a parish in Sherborne district, Dorset; at the boundary with Wilts, 2½ miles ENE of Yeovil r. station, and 3½ W by N of Sherborne. Post town, Compton, under Sherborne. Acres, 788. Real property, £1, 983. Pop., 150. Houses, 29. The. property is all in one estate. Over Compton House is the seat of John Goodden, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Nether Compton, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is good.
Over 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 Over Compton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Over Compton in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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