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Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Compton-Verney, a parish in Warwickshire, on the Fosse Way, 2 miles WNW of Kineton. Post town, Warwick; money order and telegraph office, Kineton. Acreage, 1668; population, 86. The manor came into the possession of Sir Richard Verney, ancestor of Lord Willoughby de Broke, who is at present lord of the manor, in the time of Henry V. Compton House is an edifice of last century, by Adam, and stands amid extensive ornate grounds. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Combroke, in the diocese of Worcester; joint gross value, £200. Patron, Lord Willougby de Broke. The churchstands near the mansion, to which it was formerly attached; it was consecrated in 1852, and constituted a parish church, and contains some ancient stained windows and monuments to the Verney family, removed at the end of the last century from a former chapel.

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 CountyWarwickshire 
Poor Law unionStratford-upon-Avon 

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

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Compton Verney:


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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Compton Verney from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.