In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Compton Chamberlayne like this:
COMPTON-CHAMBERLAIN, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, adjacent to the South Devon railway, 1 ¼ mile SE of Dinton r. station, and 4½ W by S of Wilton. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, 2, 130. Real property, £2, 371. Pop., 348. ...
Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. Compton-Chamberlain House is the seat ofPenruddock, Esq.; and belonged to Colonel Penruddock, who was executed for an attempt to over-throw Cromwell. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported.* Patron,Penruddock, Esq. The church contains an obituary of the Penruddocks, and a large brass of a priest; and is good.
Compton Chamberlayne is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Compton Chamberlayne itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Compton Chamberlayne, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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