Long Compton

Long Compton is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England near the extreme southern tip of Warwickshire, and close to the border with Oxfordshire. It is part of the district of Stratford-on-Avon; in the 2001 census had a population of 705, increasing to 764 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Long Compton
Long Compton 21-09-2013.jpg
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Long Compton
Long Compton is located in Warwickshire
Long Compton
Long Compton
Location within Warwickshire
Population764 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP288325
Civil parish
  • Long Compton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARWICK
Postcode districtCV36
Dialling code01608
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
51°59′25″N 1°34′55″W / 51.99021°N 1.58200°W / 51.99021; -1.58200Coordinates: 51°59′25″N 1°34′55″W / 51.99021°N 1.58200°W / 51.99021; -1.58200

The village is in the Cotswolds. It is served by the A3400 (formerly the A34) from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon. As the name implies, it is a long village. In the centre is the large church of St Peter and St Paul, which dates from the 13th century. The parish contains Weston Park, within which was the depopulated settlement of Weston-by-Cherington.[2] About one mile south of Long Compton are the Rollright Stones, a neolithic monument.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ British History Online

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