- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Charlton Kings is now a part of Cheltenham District or Borough in Gloucestershire, England where the area constitutes a civil parish. Prior to the Local Government Act 1972 coming into force on 1 April 1974, it had been an urban district and considered a suburb of the neighbouring Cheltenham. Its population is just over 10,000. The River Chelt enters Charlton Kings from the east.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell were regular visitors to a house in Cudnall Street, Charlton Kings. This house was owned by Alice Liddell's grandparents, and the mirror is reported to be in existence which inspired Lewis Carroll to write the story Alice through the Looking Glass.
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
- Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county
Categories: Gloucestershire, England | Cheltenham (district), Gloucestershire, England | Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, England | Cheltenham Registration District, Gloucestershire, England | Gloucestershire Registration District, Gloucestershire, England | Cheltenham (hundred), Gloucestershire, England