Fenny Compton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. 

Alternative names: Fenny Compton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1627
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: General Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COMPTON (Fenny), a parish in Southam district, Warwick; on the Oxford canal and the Oxford and Rugby railway, 8¾ miles NNW of Banbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Rugby. Acres, 2,330. Real property, £3,965. Pop., 639. Houses, 148. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the Earl of Mellent; and passed to Sir Simon Montfort, to the Cops, the Spencers, and the Willises. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £417. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are charities £9. Aymer, afterwards Bishop of Winchester, in the time of Henry III., was rector; and Sir H. B. Dudley was a native.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Southam
Probate Court: Pre-1837 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Stonleigh
Poor Law Union: Southam
Hundred: Kington
Province: Canterbury