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.
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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: 02nd July 2015
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