Sir Charles Huntington, 1st Baronet

Sir Charles Philip Huntington, 1st Baronet (c.1833 – 23 December 1906) was a British industrialist and Member of Parliament.

Charles moved with his two brothers to work in the wallpaper industry in Darwen, Lancashire and eventually became a Director of Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd., who sold the Walpamur range of products.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1878 and elected the Liberal MP for Darwen in 1892, sitting until 1895.[1] He was chosen Mayor of Darwen for 1897–98.[2]

He was made 1st Baronet Huntington of the Clock House, Chelsea on 28 June 1906 but died there soon afterwards in January 1907. He had married June Hudson Sparkes of Merton, Surrey, with whom he had several children, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by two of his sons in turn, Henry Leslie (1885-1907) and Charles Philip (1888-1928), after which the baronetcy became extinct. His daughter Marguerite married Cecil Norton, 1st Baron Rathcreedan, MP.


  1. ^ "Darwen 1885-1983 MPs". Hansard. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Mayors for the Borough of Darwen". Cottontown. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Viscount Cranborne
Member of Parliament for Darwen
Succeeded by
John Rutherford
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(new creation)
of Clock House

Succeeded by
Henry Leslie Huntington