West Compton, Dorset
Parish church of St Michael
|Population||24 (2013 estimate)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
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.
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.
- "Area Profile for Wynford Eagle & West Compton & Toller Fratrum & Compton Valence". geowessex.com. Dorset County Council. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
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