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Compton Valence, Dorset

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Compton Valence, Dorset

Compton Valence is a small village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district, about seven miles west of the county town of Dorchester. It is sited at the head of a narrow valley formed by a small tributary of the River Frome, and is surrounded by the hills of the Dorset Downs, which has led to it having been described as "a pocket of habitation in the downs. " In the 2001 Census the population of the village was 63.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5993
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Compton Vallence ~ East Compton

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

Compton-Vallence, or East Compton, par., SW. Dorset, 6½ miles NW. of Dorchester, 1296 ac., pop. 126; P.O., called Compton Valence.

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