Where is Compton?

Compton is located in the county of Berkshire, South East England, six miles south of the town of Didcot, 13 miles west of the major town of Reading, and 48 miles west of London. Compton lies roughly one mile south of the Oxfordshire border. Compton falls within the unitary authority of West Berkshire. It is in the RG20 postcode district. The post town for Compton is Newbury.

Compton on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Compton
Location of Compton within the UK

Which county is Compton in?

Compton is in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, the historic county of Berkshire, and the administrative county of West Berkshire.

Ceremonial CountyBerkshire
Historic CountyBerkshire
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire

Where is Compton in Berkshire?

Compton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Berkshire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Berkshire.

Location of Compton within Berkshire

What is the postcode for Compton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Compton is RG20 6NL.

Where is Compton in RG20?

Compton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the RG20 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the RG20 postcode district.

Location of Compton within RG20

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What is the post town for Compton?

The post town for Compton is Newbury. Compton is in the RG20 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Newbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Compton?

The centre of Compton is located at position 51.51603° latitude and -1.25097° longitude.

Latitude51.51603°
Longitude-1.25097°

What is the easting and northing of Compton?

The centre of Compton is located at the grid reference easting 452072 and northing 179945 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting452072
Northing179945

What are the nearest towns to Compton?

Position of Compton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Compton to the centre of the town.

6m
Compton is 6 miles south of Didcot
8m
Compton is 8 miles north of Thatcham
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Compton is 8 miles south-west of Wallingford
9m
Compton is 9 miles north of Newbury
9m
Compton is 9 miles south-east of Wantage
11m
Compton is 11 miles south of Abingdon-on-Thames
12m
Compton is 12 miles north-west of Tadley
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Compton is 13 miles west of Reading
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Compton is 13 miles north-east of Hungerford
14m
Compton is 14 miles south-west of Watlington

What are the nearest cities to Compton?

Position of Compton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Compton to the centre of the city.

16m
Compton is 16 miles south of Oxford
32m
Compton is 32 miles north of Winchester
39m
Compton is 39 miles north-east of Salisbury
42m
Compton is 42 miles south-west of St Albans
43m
Compton is 43 miles north of Southampton
48m
Compton is 48 miles west of London
49m
Compton is 49 miles west of City of Westminster
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Compton is 49 miles east of Bath
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Compton is 49 miles south-east of Gloucester
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Compton is 50 miles west of City of London