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Compton Verney  Warwickshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Compton Verney like this:

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.

Compton Verney through time

Compton Verney is now part of Stratford on Avon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stratford on Avon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Compton Verney itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Compton Verney, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8843

Date accessed: 22nd September 2017


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