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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Charlton was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1934
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Charlton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Charlton)
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:
The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.