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Compton Martin, Somerset

Historical Description

Compton-Martin, a parish in Somerset, under the Men-dip Hills, 6½ miles SW of Pensford, and 6 from Glutton station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under East Harptree. Acreage, 2614; population, 344. The manor belonged to Martin de Tours. The sources of the river Yeo burst from the rock here in a copious stream. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £270 with residence. The church is Norman, with twisted pillars.

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-Martin St. Michael 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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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 districtBS40
Post TownBristol