Place:


Compton Beauchamp  Berkshire

 

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

COMPTON-BEAUCHAMP, a parish in Faringdon district, Berks; on the Ridgeway, adjacent to the Berks and Wilts canal and the Great Western railway, 2¾ miles ESE of Shrivenham r. station, and 5¾ S by W of Faringdon. It includes the hamlet of Knighton; and its post town is Uffington, under Faringdon. ...


Acres, 1, 453. Real property, £1, 982. Pop., 128. Houses, 26. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Beauchamps. The manor-house is a moated building, with quaint old terraced garden. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £333.* Patron, Earl Craven. The church is ancient, picturesque, and good; and contains a curious ancient stone seat.

Compton Beauchamp through time

Compton Beauchamp is now part of Vale of White Horse district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale of White Horse has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Compton Beauchamp itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Compton Beauchamp, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2961

Date accessed: 20th June 2024


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