Compton-Beauchamp (St. Swithin)

COMPTON-BEAUCHAMP (St. Swithin), a parish, in the union of Farringdon, hundred of Shrivenham, county of Berks, 6½ miles (S. by W.) from Farringdon; containing, with the hamlet of Knighton, 157 inhabitants. It is intersected by the Great Western railway, and situated near the Wilts and Berks canal, which passes along its northern border. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 18. 9., and in the patronage of the Earl of Craven: the tithes have been commuted for £338, and the glebe comprises 22½ acres, with a glebe-house. Here is an extensive doubletrenched encampment, thought to be Roman, from the coins discovered upon the spot, near which passes the Ikeneld road.

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

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