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
Population 20 (2013 estimate)
OS grid reference SY562943
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
List of places

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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 eastsoutheast. 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 20.[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. "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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