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Over Compton, Dorset

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Over Compton, Dorset

Over Compton is a village in north west Dorset, England, situated in the Yeo valley 2 miles east of Yeovil. The village has a population of 158. Compton House, formerly the home of the Goodden family, lies outside the village. St Michael's Church is on the estate. Cecil Goodden was born in Compton House.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5916
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

Other names by which Over Compton, Dorset has been known in the past

Compton ~ Compton Over

Over Compton, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Compton, Over, par., N. Dorset, 2 miles NW. of Sherborne, 788 ac., pop. 142.

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