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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Compton

Historical Forms

  • Conton(e) 1086 DB 1196 FF
  • Comton 1260 FF
  • Cumpton 1190 P 1339 FF
  • Cumpton juxta Guldeford 1313 Ass 1321 FF
  • Compton 1287,1312 Ipm
  • Estcompton 1467 Moulton 1571 FF
  • Cometon 1601 SrWills


'Valley farm,' v. cumb , tun . The village lies in a slight depression below the Hogs Back. East to distinguish from Compton in Farnham supra 176. The two manors of Compton were later known as the manors of Eastbury and Westbury infra 195.