Place:Compton, Surrey, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.217°N 0.633°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodalming Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Wikipedia mentions a second Compton in the Waverley District of Surrey near Farnham. It is described as a hamlet and will be redirected to the parish in which it is located, probably Farnham.

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Compton is a village and civil parish in the Guildford District of Surrey. It is southwest of Guildford and north of Godalming. It has a medieval church and a close connection to fine art and pottery, being the later life home of artist George Frederic Watts. The parish has considerable woodland and agriculture and is traversed by the North Downs Way. Central to the village are the Watts Gallery, the mortuary chapel commissioned by his wife for him, two inns and the parish church.

Surrey Research Tips


Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online


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