The village is about four miles north west of Chipping Norton and much of it lines the A34 Stratford to Oxford road. The church, with a thatched lychgate, dates from the early thirteenth century but as with so many churches was 'restored' in 1862, though a fifteenth century chapel is still intact. There is a Friends' Meeting House in the village dating from 1670. Western Park, owned by the wealthy Sheldon family is partly in this parish. Fullbrook and Weston are hamlets.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Chipping Norton

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1670-1898 Marriages: 1685-1837 Burials: 1683-1866 Banns 1823-1952
See also Sheldon Chapel under Transcripts.

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1608 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1608-1640 & 1660-1876, Marriages: 1727-1837 and Ebenezer Chapel Christenings: 1820-1836.
Weston in Long Compton R.C.Church Christenings: 1763-1784 Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Marriages: 1608-1812 PHIL 1 SoG , WAR , BIR
Marriages: 1685-1812 STR
Marriages: 1651-1675 BOYD MISC , SoG
Baptisms in the Private Chapel of Sir W. Sheldon 1763-1784 BIR , WAR , SoG
Bishop's Transcripts 1608-1640,1660-1700 STR

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2 Quaker see Source Material
Congregational/Independent: Z 1820-1836 PRO , COV , Z 1820-1902 Burials: 1846-1855 WAR
100 Years of Congregationalism in Long Compton and an appreciation of the late John Roles, S.F. Evans c1920.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Yard STR , SoG Transcription made 1910, and there is a note 'Stones have been laid flat and even more recent stones will soon be illegible'.
St. Peter and St. Paul BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR

PROBATE RECORDS: WOR (A study of 16th and 17th century wills has been made by Shipston Local History Society,I).

1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1608-1681 & 1685-1837
Pallot 1790-1812
Poor Law c.1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: See Warriner collection.

DEEDS: In various family collections. Charity deeds 1631,

OTHER SOURCES: Warriner of Weston Park, a very extensive collection of Inclosure and Tithe awards, family papers, accounts etc, deeds, court rolls etc. Note especially Farm and Estate Labour account books
1881-20th century and Labourers' Books 1825-1844 which contain names, how employed, wages, days worked etc.
Business records of G.Phillips & Co. 1801-1803.
Deeds and papers relating to Sheldon of Weston Park.
Wilmot family/Taylor, papers.
Plan of Weston (hamlet) c1820, map of parish c1840.
Rent roll of Earl of Northampton's tenants in Long Compton; other papers, 1750.
Journal or Autobiography of Sir George Philips (3 vols.) 1938.
The Sheldons, E.A.B.Barnard 1938.
A Prospect of Weston in Warwickshire, Michael Warriner, 1978.
The Land Where I Belong, A.Seymour 1968 (the author farmed at Mill Farm, Long Compton 1939-1960).
Superstition and witchcraft in the nineteenth century, P.Horn (Cake and Cockhorse, Vol.6 No.5 1976).
Country Kate, Reminiscences of Life in Long Compton before 1914, Sheila Stewart 1971.
Long Compton: Through the Lych Gate, Edward Rainsberry 1969, Roundwood Press. SoG
Long Compton researchers page
LDS Film Numbers

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