Queen Charleton, Somerset

Historical Description

Charleton, Queen, a parish in Somerset, near Wans Dyke, 2 miles SW of Keynsham railway station, and 5 SE of Bristol. Post town, Keynsham, under Bristol. Acreage, 970; population, 110. The manor belonged to Keynsham Abbey, and was given by Henry VIII. to Queen Catherine. The gateway of the Abbey Grange, a Norman structure, still stands. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £80. The church has been restored.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Queen Charleton St. Margaret
Hundred Keynsham
Poor Law union Keynsham

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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