Last Updated on
Status: Ancient Parish
Alternative names: Compton Murdach
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1852
- Bishop’s Transcripts:
Parishes adjacent to Compton Verney
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Compton-Verney, 2 miles N.W. Kineton. P. 34.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Compton-Verney, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Stratford-on-Avon, Kington division of the hundred of Kington, S. division of the county of Warwick, 2 miles (N. W.) from Kington; containing 34 inhabitants, and comprising 1658 acres. It lies near the road from Kington to Stratford.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Kineton
Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon