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Compton Durville


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Photographs and basic information on the small hamlet of Compton Durville, near South Petherton, Somerset

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A row of five former farm-workers cottages in the hamlet of Compton Durville, near South Petherton. Note the slate roof.

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Compton Durville is a tiny hamlet located about a mile from South Petherton in the south of Somerset. A Community / Society of Saint Francis convent and retreat complex has been located here for more than fifty years but apart from that Compton Durville is entirely residential and farming.

Nearby villages and towns: Barrington; East Lambrook; Hambridge; Ilminster; Ilton; Kingsbury Episcopi; Langport; Martock; Muchelney; Seavington St Michael; Shepton Beauchamp; South Petherton; Stocklinch; Thorney




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"I've heard the Franciscan community in Compton Durville may be closing down." Kathy Clapton , January 2010

The convent has now closed. Apparently it became too large a place with falling numbers and interest. The nuns have moved to different parts of the country. Melanie Hunt, July 2010






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