Category:Compton Chamberlayne

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English: Compton Chamberlayne is a small village in south Wiltshire, straddling the A30 road some 8 miles from Salisbury. It is bounded by the villages of Dinton and Baverstock to the north, Barford St Martin to the east, Fovant to the west and Broad Chalke to the south. On its southern border there is high chalk downland and on its northern border is the River Nadder. Most of the inhabited part of the village lies within a small wooded valley which lends credence to the origin of the name "Compton" - coombe tun, or 'settlement in a wooded valley'. The 'Chamberlayne' seems to have been attached when a Robert le Chamberlayne, or possibly Geoffrey le Chaumberlang, took possession of the village in the Middle Ages. The village has a small entry in the Domesday Book which shows that at that time the local manor had a mill, some pastureland, meadows and two woods. Today there is no evidence of the manor.
Nederlands: Compton Chamberlayne is een dorp (village) en civil parish in de unitary authority Wiltshire, in het Engelse graafschap Wiltshire. De civil parish telt


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