Compton (All Saints)

COMPTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Winchester, hundred of Buddlesgate, Winchester and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 2 miles (S. S. W.) from Winchester; containing 304 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 2099 acres; and the Itchen navigation, the London and Southampton road, and the London and South-Western railway, pass through it. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £23. 6. 8.; net income, £329; patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church, which is small, has portions in various styles, the Norman predominating; and contains a handsome monument, by Westmacott, to Dr. Huntingford, Bishop of Hereford, and Warden of Winchester College.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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