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 Warwickshire Family History

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.


  • 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