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Charlton, Berkshire

Historical Description

Charlton, a township in Wantage parish, Berks, adjacent to the Berks and Wilts Canal, near the G.W.R., 1 mile NE of Wantage, which is the post town. Acreage, 1884; population, 260. The hamlet forms a vicarage with Wantage in the diocese of Oxford; joint gross yearly value, £572 with residence. There is a chapel of ease, a small building of brick in the Early English style. Old Charlton House, now known as " The Chestnuts," belonged once to the "Wilmots, and was visited in their time by Charles I.

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


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

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Civil parishWantage 
Poor Law unionWantage 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

Charlton was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1934

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Charlton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Charlton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

DistrictVale of White Horse
RegionSouth East
Postal districtOX12
Post TownWantage