A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831


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COMPTON-VALLENCE, a parish in the liberty of FRAMPTON, Bridport division of the county of DORSET, 7 miles (W.N.W.) from Dorchester, containing 86 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 12. 5. 2. W. M. Pitt, Esq. was patron in 1824. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas Becket, is a small building with a plain tower. The village, which is situated on the banks of a small stream, was formerly more considerable than it is at present.

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