Compton Greenfield

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Compton Greenfield
The Rectory, Compton Greenfield, Gloucs - geograph-3873085.jpg
The Rectory, Compton Greenfield
Grid reference: ST573823
Location: 51°32’2"N, 2°37’20"W
Post town: Bristol
Postcode: BS35
Dialling code: 01454
Local Government
Council: South Gloucestershire
Filton and Bradley Stoke

Compton Greenfield is a small hamlet of farms and spread out houses to the south-west of Easter Compton, in Gloucestershire.

Parish church

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building. It has a Norman arch in its porch, but the church was largely rebuilt in 1852 in the Neo-Norman style.[1]

The churchyard of All Saints is the final resting place of Sir George White founder of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and Sir John Francis Davis, second Governor of Hong Kong.[2]


Compton Greenfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book (as Contone).[3] In the 13th and 14th centuries the Lords of the Manor were the Grenville family, from whom the village derived its suffix.

Until the 19th century the parish extended to the River Severn, and included what is now the much larger village of Easter Compton.[4]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Compton Greenfield)


  1. National Heritage List 1321095: Church of All Saints
  2. "Untitled". Western Daily Press: p. 5. 18 November 1890. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. "Places: Compton [Greenfield"]. Open Domesday. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  4. Janet Hiscocks (2009). "Compton Greenfield". Bristol & Avon Family History Society. Retrieved 21 August 2017.