British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Somerset » Compass, Somerset - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Compass, Somerset

Local area map loading...

Compass, Somerset

A compass is a navigational instrument that shows directions in a frame of reference that is stationary relative to the surface of the earth. The frame of reference defines the four cardinal directions (or points) – north, south, east, and west. Intermediate directions are also defined. Usually, a diagram called a compass rose, which shows the directions (with their names usually abbreviated to initials), is marked on the compass.
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST2933
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset

Your comments about Compass, Somerset

What do you know about Compass, Somerset? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus