Compton Verney, Warwickshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Compton Verney:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Compton Verney from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Compton-Verney)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Compton Verney are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.