Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire

Compton Abdale is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Oswald

Parish registers begin: 1720

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Particular Baptist.

Parishes adjacent to Compton Abdale

  • Withington
  • Haselton
  • Hampnett with Stowell
  • Chedworth
  • Yanworth
  • Shipton Oliffe

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Compton-Abdale, 3½ miles N.W. Northleach. P. 260.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Compton-Abdale (St. Oswald), a parish , in the union of Northleach, hundred of Bradley, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 4 14 miles (W. N. W.) from Northleach; containing 260 inhabitants. The river Coln runs through the parish, which is well wooded. The living is a perpetual curacy, net income, £78; patrons and appropriators, Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is a small ancient building.

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.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Northleach
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Northleach
  • Poor Law Union: Northleach
  • Hundred: Bradley
  • Province: Canterbury