West Compton, Dorset

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West Compton
West Compton, parish church of St. Michael - geograph.org.uk - 447189.jpg
Parish church of St Michael
West Compton is located in Dorset
West Compton
West Compton
West Compton shown within Dorset
Population24 (2013 estimate)
OS grid referenceSY562943
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
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50°44′46″N 2°37′05″W / 50.746°N 2.618°W / 50.746; -2.618Coordinates: 50°44′46″N 2°37′05″W / 50.746°N 2.618°W / 50.746; -2.618

West Compton is a hamlet and civil parish in the county of Dorset, England. It lies in the West Dorset administrative district, about 7 miles to the east of the town of Bridport. The county town of Dorchester lies about 9 miles east-southeast. The A35 trunk road, which runs between these two towns, is about 2 miles to the south. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the parish had a population of 24.[1]

The hamlet is sited 160 metres above sea-level at the head of a small valley, formed by a tributary of the River Frome. The surrounding chalk hills are part of the westerly edge of the Dorset Downs, which here reach a height of 252 metres at Eggardon Hill, just over a mile to the west.


  1. ^ "Area Profile for Wynford Eagle & West Compton & Toller Fratrum & Compton Valence". geowessex.com. Dorset County Council. Retrieved 19 April 2016.

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