Charlton, Brinkworth

Charlton is a village and civil parish in North Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Malmesbury and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the village of Brinkworth. The parish includes the hamlet of Perry Green and the Charlton Park estate. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 425.[1]

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St John the Baptist parish church
Charlton is located in Wiltshire
Location within Wiltshire
Population425 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceST962889
Civil parish
  • Charlton (Brinkworth)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMalmesbury
Postcode districtSN16
Dialling code01666
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
WebsiteParish Council
List of places
51°35′56″N 2°03′22″W / 51.599°N 2.056°W / 51.599; -2.056Coordinates: 51°35′56″N 2°03′22″W / 51.599°N 2.056°W / 51.599; -2.056


Two Anglo Saxon charters and the Domesday Book of 1086 record land in the parish. Malmesbury Abbey held the Manor.[2][3]

Parish churchEdit

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St John the Baptist include the north arcade, which is late 12th-century. The west tower and north chapel were added in the 13th century. Several new windows were inserted in the 15th century. The Jacobean pulpit was made in 1630, and the tower screen may be of a similar date. Inside the church is a canopied monument to Sir Henry Knyvett, who died in 1598. The church is a Grade II* listed building.[4] The parish is now part of the Benefice of Garsdon, Lea and Cleverton, and Charlton,[5] although the church is served by the Braydon Brook team ministry.[6]

The tower has a ring of six bells. Abraham I Rudhall of Gloucester cast the third, fourth and tenor bells in 1712. John Rudhall cast the fifth bell in 1805. John Taylor & Co of Loughborough cast the treble and second bells in 1999.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Area: Charlton (Brinkworth) (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ Charlton in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 14 pp36-50 - Malmesbury hundred - Parishes: Charlton". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John Baptist  (Grade II*) (1181631)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ Archbishops' Council. "Benefice of Garsdon Lea and Cleverton and Charlton". A Church Near You. Church of England. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Charlton - St. John the Baptist". Braydon Brook Churches. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  7. ^ Higson, Andrew (27 January 2011). "Charlton S John Bapt". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council for Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 8 June 2015.


External linksEdit

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