Little Compton Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Family History

Little Compton is an Ancient Parish formerly in the county of Gloucestershire transferred to the county of Warwickshire in 1844.

Alternative names: Compton Parva

Parish church: St Denys
Parish registers begin: 1588

Parishes adjacent to Little Compton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COMPTON (Little), or Compton-Parva, a parish in the district of Chipping-Norton and county of Warwick; near the Four Shire stone, 4 miles E of Moreton r. station, and 4½ NW of Chipping-Norton. Post town, Barton-on-the-Heath, under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £2,314. Pop., 398. Houses, 86. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £66. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1864, and is in the decorated English style. Charities, £45. Bishop Juxon, the chaplain of Charles I., was a resident.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Little Compton (St. Denis), a parish, in the union of Chipping-Norton, Upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, county of Gloucester, though locally in the hundred of Chadlington, county of Oxford, 4½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Chipping-Norton; containing 301 inhabitants. The parish adjoins that of Long Compton, in the county of Warwick, and within its limits is a spot of land which marks the junction of the shires of Gloucester, Oxford, Warwick, and Worcester; it comprises by computation 1600 acres, and the soil is chiefly clay, and rocky. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £66; patrons, Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment, under an inclosure act, in 1794. Here is an ancient mansion, which was formerly the residence of Bishop Juxon, chaplain to Charles I.

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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  • County: Warwickshire (formerly Gloucestershire)
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Norton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery:
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Norton
  • Hundred: Deerhurst
  • Province: Canterbury