SS Peter and Clare parish church
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Fenny Compton is a village and parish in Warwickshire, England, about eight miles north of Banbury. In 1498 Sir William Cope Who served as Cofferer of the Household of Henry VII from 1494 to 1505. In the absence at that time of a Treasurer of the Household he carried out the duties of that office as well. In 1498 he was granted the Lordships of Wormleighton and Fenny Compton, part of the lands of Simon de Montford who had been attainted in 1495. He later sold the lands to the Spencer family, later of Althorp.
The village has a doctor's consulting-room, a small Co-op Food store, a popular local pub located centrally and another pub on the outskirts. The old part of the village has many notable buildings including the Woad House, Knotts Cottage, the Red House, the Old School House and the Hollies.
Fenny Compton is small but had two stations, one on the Great Western Railway route from Oxford to Birmingham, the other being on the 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 Fenny Compton Railway Station (Great Western from Birmingham to London and the LMS branch line from Stratford Upon Avon to Blisworth) closed in 1964 apart from the railway line from Fenny Compton to CAD Kineton.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fenny Compton.|
|This Warwickshire location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|