Little Compton

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"LITTLE COMPTON, (or Compton Parva), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, in the county of Warwick, 4½ miles N.W. of Chipping Norton. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £66, in the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Dennis. The parochial charities, including the income of Jordan's school, produce about £50 per annum. The parish is situated near the Four-shire-stone and until recently formed part of the county of Gloucester. Bishop Juxon, Charles I.'s chaplain, lived here.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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Historical Geography

  • The parish of Little Compton was formerly a detached parish of Gloucestershire. It was transferred to Warwickshire in 1844.

    See also: Sutton under Brailes.

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