Fenny Compton

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Fenny Compton
Fenny Compton is located in Warwickshire
Fenny Compton
Fenny Compton
 Fenny Compton shown within Warwickshire
Population 797 
OS grid reference SP417523
Civil parish Fenny Compton
District Stratford-on-Avon
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°10′01″N 1°23′24″W / 52.167°N 1.39°W / 52.167; -1.39

Fenny Compton is a village and parish in Warwickshire, England, about eight miles north of Banbury. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 797. Its church of St. Peter and St. Clare was built in the 14th century. Fenny Compton is small but had two stations, one on the Great Western Railway route from Oxford to Birmingham, the other being on the [1]Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway route from Bicester to Broom. The GWR station and SMJ station were built alongside each other controlled by a joint signal box. The village has a doctor's consulting-room, a small general store, and two pubs. The old part of the village has many notable buildings including Knotts Cottage, The Red House, The Old School House and The Hollies.

Its name comes from the Anglo-Saxon Fennig Cumbtūn = "marshy farmstead in a valley".

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