Long Compton Warwickshire Family History Guide

St. Peter and St. Paul Church , Long Compton
Photo of St. Peter and St. Paul Church , Long Compton, near to Long Compton, Warwickshire by Richard Rogerson, some rights reserved.

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

Other places in Long Compton parish include: Weston.

Parish church: Saints Peter and Paul

Parish registers begin: 1670

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Long Compton

  • Cherington
  • Little Rollright
  • Great Rollright
  • Barton on the Heath
  • Great Wolford
  • Little Compton
  • Whichford
  • Burmington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Compton (Long), a village and a parish in the district of Chipping-Norton and county of Warwick. The village stands near the boundary with Oxford and Gloucester, 5 miles SSE of Shipston-on-Stour, and 6 E of Moreton r. station; has a post office under Shipston-on-Stour; and was once a market-town. The parish includes also the hamlet of Weston. Acres, 3, 530. Real property, £6, 117. Pop., 703. Houses, 166. Weston House is the seat of Sir George Phillips, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £191. Patron, Eton College. The church was recently restored. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £18.

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

Long Compton, 5 miles S. Shipston-on-Stour. P. 829

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Long Compton (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Chipping-Norton, Brails division of the hundred of Kington, S. division of the county of Warwick, 4 1/4 miles (N. N. W.) from Chipping-Norton; containing, with the hamlet of Weston, 829 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from London to Birmingham, through Oxford, and comprises 3750a. 2r. 11p. It had formerly a weekly market and an annual fair, granted by Henry III. in the 15th of his reign, both of which are now disused: the village is a polling-place for the southern division of the county. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King’s books at £12. 15. 7 1/2.; net income, £191; patrons and impropriators, Provost and Fellows of Eton College. The tithes were commuted for land in 1811; the glebe contains 125 acres, to which there is a glebe-house. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Independents, and a national school. About a mile southward is that remarkable monument of antiquity called Rollerich, or Rowlright, stones.

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.

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Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Norton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kineton
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Norton
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury
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