Compton

COMPTON, a liberty, in the parish of Tettenhall Regis, union of Seisdon, N. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (W.) from Wolverhampton; containing 641 inhabitants. Here is a neat village, adjoining the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal, and near Tettenhall-Wood, where a considerable quantity of sand is obtained for the use of the iron-founders, and for mixing with mortar. Several handsome houses and a great number of cottages have been built at Tettenhall-Wood since its inclosure in 1809; the cottages are mostly occupied by lock-makers. There is a small dissenting meeting-house.

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

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