Place:Charlton, Somerset, England

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NameCharlton
TypeHamlet
Coordinates51.271°N 2.436°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoFrome (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Charlton situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Charlton
Kilmersdon, Somerset, Englandparish in which Charlton located

Charlton is a hamlet in the parish of Kilmersdon in the Mendip District of Somerset, England. Kilmersdon was formerly located in Frome Rural District.

NOTE: There are several other places with Charlton in their name in Somerset: Charlton Horethorne is a civil parish near Wincanton in South Somerset, Charlton Mackrell (with Charlton Adam) is near Langport, and Charlton Musgrove is another civil parish near Wincanton. Queen Charlton is a hamlet in the civil parish of Compton Dando.

Research Tips

  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey] (select Maps and Postcards from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address: archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Old Maps Online has a further selection of local maps. Some of these do not expand sufficiently to identify rural places.
  • A History of Britain Online is a compilation of gazetteers which may provide more information about very small places which are missing from Wikipedia. In the case of Somerset it refers to A History of the County of Somerset by R. W. Dunning (editor), published as part of the Victoria County History series in 2006.
source: Family History Library Catalog