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Compton, Surrey

Historical Description

Compton, a parish in Surrey, under Hogs Back Hill, 2 miles from Godalming station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3-SW by W of Guildford. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Guildford. Acreage, 1998; population, 558. The manor was early annexed to the honour of Windsor, but soon divided into several parts. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £255 with residence. The church is Late Norman, with additions down to Debased Perpendicular, has a chapel over the chancel, and has been repaired.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySurrey 
Ecclesiastical parishCompton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionGuildford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Compton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU9
Post TownFarnham