Place:Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, England

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NameCompton Abdale
Alt namesCompton-Abdalesource: Family History Library Catalog
Contonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
Cuntunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.8425°N 1.9143°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBradley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Compton Abdale is a small settlement in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England. From 1894 until 1974 it was located in the Northleach Rural District.

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

"COMPTON-ABDALE, a parish in Northleach [registration] district, Gloucester; on the river Colne, 3 miles WNW of Northleach, and 9 SE by E of Cheltenham [railway] station. Post town, Northleach, under Cheltenham. Acres: 2,215. Real property: £2,047. Population: 258. Houses: 49. The property is divided among a few. Part of the surface is heath. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £81. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church was repaired in 1859."

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Compton Abdale from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9/Bradley hundred] in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
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