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Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset

Historical Description

Compton-Pauncefoot, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles E by N of Sparkford station on the G.W.R., and 5 WSW of Wincanton. Post town, North Cadbury, under Bath; telegraph office, Sparkford. Acreage, 673; population of the civil parish, 172; of the ecclesiastical, which includes Black-ford, 290. Compton Castle is a seat in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Blackford, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint value, £359. The church is Later English, with tower and spire, and is very good.

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-Pauncefoot St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil