The village lies about eight miles north of Banbury just off the main Coventry to Banbury road. It is on the lower slopes of the Burton Dassett hills and covers an extensive area. There were quarries nearby producing a brown stone from which many of the buildings were constructed. The church of St.Peter and St.Clare dates from the fourteenth century.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Southam

ADJOINING PARISHES: Watergall (extra-parochial), Wormleighton, Farnborough, Avon Dassett, Burton Dassett.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1627-1927 Marriages: 1628-1973 Burials: 1627-1882.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1847 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1745-1876. Marriages: 1745-1876 Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Marriages: 1627-1812 PHIL 1, SoG , BIR , WAR

Christenings: 1627-1876 Marriages: 1627-1846 Burials: 1702-1745, 1809-1882 Marriages: 1651-1675 BOYD MISC . SoG
Christenings: 1627-1812 Marriages: 1628-1810 Burials: 1627-1812 COV

Church and Churchyard SoG


1698 All named WAR
1851 BMSGH SI v.14 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1745-1837
Marriage 1627-1837
Pallot 1790-1812
Poor Law c.1690-1860
Pre 1841 census

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1495, 1450-1451 STR 1496, 1511

DEEDS: Various deeds at WAR

OTHER SOURCES: Readings of Fenny Compton; deeds, estate papers 16th-19th centuries.
Notes on documents and wills in the possession of John Reading relating to Fenny Compton families 1486-1743.
A short life of Charles Abel Heartley 1806-1895.
The Life and Letters of Edward Lee Hicks (Vicar of Fenny Compton 1873-1886), J.H. Fowler 1922.
Some account of the Wylly family, Lords of the Manor, E.C. Westacott.
Correspondence and notes relating to the genealogy of the Wylly family.
Newspaper obituaries of Rev. Charles Bigg, Rector of Fenny Compton 1887-1901.
Correspondence about genealogy and antiquities of Fenny Compton c1890-1920.
A census of a Warwickshire Village (Fenny Compton) in 1698 (article in Studies in Seventeenth Century West Midlands History, by Philip Styles), The Roundwood Press 1977 (See also University of Birmingham Historical Journal Vol.3 No.1)
Parish Magazine 1883-1933.
W.I. Scrapbook 1965.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]