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Compton Dando, Somerset

Historical Description

Compton-Dando, a parish in Somerset, on Wans Dyke and an affluent of the river Avon, 2 miles E by N of Pensford station on the G.W.R. It includes Tucking Mills hamlet and part of Woolard, and has a post office under Saltford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Pensford. Acreage, 1979; population, 324. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £174. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church has a square tower, and it was slightly restored in 1889. There is a Wesleyan 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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCompton-Dando St. Mary 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS39
Post TownBristol