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Chalton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Chalton or Chalkton, a parish in Hants, on the verge of the county, 4 miles NNW of Rowland's Castle railway station and 5½ S by W of Petersfield. Post town, Horndean (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1749; population of the civil parish, 241; of the ecclesiastical, 850. It includes the chapelry of Idsworth. Part of the surface is high, and bears the name of Chalton Down. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Idsworth and the rectory of Clanfield, in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £570 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Michael, is chiefly of the 13th century, but was well restored in 1893, and has a tower with three bells.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChalton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionCatherington 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO8
Post TownWaterlooville