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:
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.