Compton, West Sussex

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Compton Church
Compton is located in West Sussex
 Compton shown within West Sussex
Area  17.51 km2 (6.76 sq mi) [1]
Population 386 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  22/km2 (57/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU776147
   – London  52 miles (84 km) NE 
Civil parish Compton
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO18
Dialling code 023
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°55′39″N 0°53′49″W / 50.92748°N 0.89701°W / 50.92748; -0.89701

Compton is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex. The village lies on the B2146 road, six miles (9.5 km) southeast of Petersfield, Hampshire and eight miles (13 km) northwest of Chichester. The parish also includes the villages of West Marden and Up Marden.

The village has a long history, perhaps first being mentioned in the will of King Alfred the Great. It is in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

High ground nearby is known as Compton Down and on a part of the down known as Telegraph Hill there was an Admiralty semaphore station.


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 

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