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Compton Dundon, Somerset

Historical Description

Compton-Dunden, a parish in Somerset, on the river Carey, 2¼ miles NNW of Somerton, and 4 S by W of Glas-tonbury station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It includes the tithings of Compton and Dunden, and the hamlet of Littleton, and its post town is Somerton, under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Somerton. Acreage, 2759; population, 504. The manor-house has been partitioned into small dwellings, and an out-building of it contains a richly-carved, ancient, circular window. Dunden Beacon, adjacent to it, is an entrenched eminence 360 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £278. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is old but good. There is a Congregational 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-Dundon St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLangport 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA11
Post TownSomerton