COMPTON, NETHER (ST. NICHOLAS), a parish, in the union and hundred of SHERBORNE, Sherborne division of DORSET, 2¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Sherborne; containing 456 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Over Compton annexed, valued in the king's books at £7. 18., and in the gift of John Goodden, Esq.: the tithes of the parish produce £243. 16. 3., and the glebe comprises 22 acres.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, 1848. Transcribed by Nigel Batty-Smith ©2014
- Michael Day provides photographs and bibliography for Nether Compton (St. Nicholas) on his Dorset Churches website
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- A description of Nether Compton from the Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5 is available on the UK Genealogy Archives site