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St Michael's, Compton Chamberlayne

St Michael and All Angels is a small church, tucked away behind a large stone wall
in Compton Park, at the north end of Compton Chamberlayne.

From the church information sheet:
"From a brief entry in the Domesday Book, we glean that this valley is little changed from Norman times,
though there is no evidence of Norman building. Contone, as it was then called, was renamed Compton Chamberlayne
when it became the property of one Robert le Chamberlayne in mediaeval times.

"'Compton' means 'the village in the valley', and the manor had, even in early times,
two woods, a mill, pastures and meadowland, and comprised some 2,000 acres.

"There are no signs or records of a Norman or pre-conquest church.
The present church was built at the end of the 13th century in the Early English style,
when Salisbury Cathedral was rising ten miles away."

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