Compton Verney is a manor and parish in the county of Warwickshire, England.
Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion which has been converted into an art gallery.
The village of Compton Murdac came to be renamed around 1500 as Compton Verney under the influence of the Verney family who first built a manor house there in 1442. The Manor House was extended by succeeding generations as the family's fortune improved.
Richard Verney (1621–1711) was granted the title of 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke by the House of Lords in 1695 after his elder brother's family line failed. His son the 12th baron rebuilt the house and landscaped the gardens in the early 18th century. The house was then later completely remodelled by Robert Adam and the gardens by Capability Brown for the 14th Baron, John Peyto-Verney. Financial circumstances forced the family to let the house from 1887 and finally to sell it in 1921 to the Leeds soap magnate Josph Watson(d.1922) (created in 1922 1st Baron Manton of Compton Verney) who however never resided there having died the following year. His eldest son and heir Miles resided at Compton Verney for a short while, but soon sold it. It then belonged to various owners before being requisitioned by the War Office during the Second World War. After the war the house was never lived in again. It now belongs to the Compton Verney House Trust who run it as an Art Gallery.
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- "Parishes: Compton Verney", A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 58–60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57040. Date accessed: 31 December 2007.