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Compton Greenfield

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Compton Greenfield
Compton Greenfield
Compton Greenfield
Location within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceST573823
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS35
Dialling code01454
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°32′02″N 2°37′20″W / 51.53389°N 2.62222°W / 51.53389; -2.62222Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 2°37′20″W / 51.53389°N 2.62222°W / 51.53389; -2.62222

Compton Greenfield is a small hamlet of farms and spread out houses to the south west of Easter Compton, in South Gloucestershire. The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building. It has a Norman arch in its porch, but the church was largely rebuilt in 1852 in the Neo-Norman style.[1] The churchyard of All Saints is the final resting place of Sir George White founder of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and Sir John Francis Davis, second Governor of Hong Kong.[2]

History

Compton Greenfield was mentioned in the Domesday Book (as Contone).[3] In the 13th and 14th centuries the Lords of the Manor were the Grenville family, from whom the village derived its suffix. Until the 19th century the parish extended to the River Severn, and included what is now the much larger village of Easter Compton.[4] The parish became a civil parish in 1866, but in 1885 the civil parish was merged into the civil parish of Henbury. When the civil parish of Henbury was abolished in 1935, the village became part of the civil parish of Almondsbury.[5]

References

  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1321095)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Untitled". Western Daily Press. 18 November 1890. p. 5. Retrieved 28 August 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Places: Compton [Greenfield]". Open Domesday. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ Janet Hiscocks (2009). "Compton Greenfield". Bristol & Avon Family History Society. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  5. ^ GENUKI website

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