West Marden is three-quarters of a mile south of Compton. It contains the Victoria Inn and an AA-recommended bed and breakfast establishment and is served by the No.54 bus service. There is a large farming community and a building firm.
The church and non-conformist chapel have been demolished, but some parts of the church were incorporated into Up Marden church.
West Marden has been connected with Compton for years and its residents support many activities based there.
Local government is covered by Compton Parish Council
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The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages with churches: Stansted, Racton, Stoughton, East Marden, North Marden, Up Marden, Compton and Forestside and two villages without churches: West Marden and Walderton. Blessed with wonderful walks and fine views down to the south coast, its small ancient downland churches are noted for their spiritual peace and tranquillity, some dating back to Saxon times. There are two stately homes in the area: Stansted House and Uppark.