Place:Compton-Wynyates, Warwickshire, England

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NameCompton-Wynyates
Alt namesCompton Wynyatessource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Compton Wyniates
Compton-Wyniatessource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish
Coordinates52.0812°N 1.5375°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoBrailes Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1931
Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1931-1974
Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Compton Wynyates from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"COMPTON-WYNIATES, a parish in Shipston-on-Stour [registration] district, Warwick; at the boundary with Oxford, 4½ miles ENE of Shipston-on-Stour, and 9 W by N of Banbury [railway] station. Post town: Tysoe, under Warwick. Acres: 997. Real property: £1,424. Population: 37. Houses: 6. The property has all belonged, from a remote period, to the Comptons, now represented by the Marquis of Northampton; and it gives to the Marquis the title of Earl. Compton House, a seat of the Marquis, is a picturesque edifice of the time of Henry VIII., built then out of the ruins of Fulbrooke Castle; eventually much altered and defaced by additions and neglect; and it recently was grandly restored, under the superintendence of Wyatt. It sits so hiddenly in an abrupt hill-screened hollow, as to have, till recently, been popularly called Compton-in-the-Hole. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Tysoe, in the diocese of Worcester. The church was destroyed in the civil war, and rebuilt after the Restoration; and has been the burial-place of several of the Compton family.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Compton Wynyates. There is a description of the house and the history of the family of the Marquis of Northampton (the Comptons) from the 15th century.

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