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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Compton

Historical Forms

  • Contona 1086 DB
  • Cumpton 1234 Fees401 1279 Ipm
  • Compton 1242 Fees789 1333 Ipm
  • Comton 1284 FA
  • Cumbeton 1285 Ipm


'Valley farm,' v. cumb , tun . The place is still usually known as Compton Giffard from the family which held the manor in the 13th and 14th centuries (v. Fees 401, 789, FA 1284, etc.).

Places in the same Parish