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Out & About
2018 Village Guide
Parish Council Minutes
2013 Annual Meeting Poll
Compton is a charming village, that is well positioned for Guildford and Godalming, is close to the A3 to London and the south coast and is only 45 minutes to London on the train (from Farncombe). Compton has retained much of its character, it has two conservation areas, is in Surrey Hills AONB and is within Green Belt. There are 31 listed buildings including an ancient 10th Century Church (St Nicholas) an English Heritage cemetery (Watts Cemetery) and is the only village in the UK with a National Art Gallery dedicated to a single artist.
The current population is approximately 1000 and there are less than 400 properties. The village has an excellent Public House (the Withies Inn), a very popular Thai restaurant (Lemongrass at what was the Harrow) and a number of facilities for hire as well as an eclectic mix of small shops.
Compton Village Website
Compton Little Theatre
St. Nicholas Church
Compton Village Hall
We are so lucky to have these very special venues for hire in (or near) Compton.
The Village Hall
Watts Gallery / Limnerslease
Pucks Oak Barn
Whether it's private party, a corporate event, a theatre production or a special occasion such as a wedding, Compton has everything you need, in one place.
There are four very special venues for hire. The Village Hall has a great deal of character and even boasts its own stage with professional sound and lighting. The bright and airy rooms at the Compton Club overlook the Village Green and both the Hall and the Club can cater for groups of most sizes. For smaller meetings, the Village Hall has a separate meeting room and Puck's Oak Barn provides a character setting for small to medium sized events. If you are looking for something different, you might consider Watts Gallery or Limnerslease, the home of the Victorian Artists, George and Mary Watts.
Just outside the village is the Loseley Park Estate, which has been host to many a wedding and has provided a perfect setting for a number of British films. St. Nicholas Church is no stranger to the film world either and even Watts Chapel, once, found itself transformed into a 1920's nightclub at the hands of one location manager! Both the Harrow and the Withies can cater for parties of all sizes and Compton has excellent professional caterers and musicians. Those wishing to stay may need to look a little further afield, but for local events, can enquire about hiring the village's very own mini-bus!
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Places for hire
What's On in Compton
Future Dates for your Diary
Compton War Memorial INTRO
What's On in Guildford
Local bus services
An introduction to the Compton War Memorial is available to download here. To obtain the book for £5, please contact Jane Turner.
Parish Council response - Master Plan
The Withies Inn
Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
Economic impact of Watts Gallery
Useful Local Info Downloads
Parish Council Local Plan Response 2016
Old Barn Antiques
Old Barn Antiques
Key Info Resources
Key Info Resource by SCC
Compton Parish Council
Parish Council Local Plan Response 2017
Compton Telephone Box on TV
VIEW - BBC SOUTH
Chris Sharples radio interview
After the decommissioning of the telephone box by BT, Compton residents wondered what to do with it. It was agreed that it should remain where it was as it was part of the village scene, but sadly it was rusty and the glass was either broken or replaced by plastic.
An anonymous benefactor assisted the Parish Council in covering the costs of repairing the box and Cllr Chris Sharples and another anonymous helper went about restoring the box.
Its central position made it a great place to advertise the village's support for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This was followed by Armistice Day when it stood as a prominent act of remembrance.
Later it sported a gold cup for the World Cup and latterly it bore a kilt and matching headwear for Burns Night and beautiful Chinese Lanterns for the Chinese New Year.
Compton residents love the various incarnations and Cllr Chris Sharples will hopefully go onto surprise us with future transformations, which not only entertain residents, but also bring a smile to the users of the B3000.