Place:Charlton St. Peter, Wiltshire, England

NameCharlton St. Peter
Alt namesCharlton (near Pewsey)source: alternate name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.303°N 1.833°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoSwanborough Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Pewsey Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Kennet District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Charlton St. Peter (or Charlton (near Pewsey)) is one of four places in Wiltshire identified as Charlton by Wikipedia. Every effort has been made to differentiate them here in WeRelate.

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Charlton, in full Charlton St Peter, is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. The village lies about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Pewsey.

The village is in the northern part of the parish, between the River Avon and the Devizes-Upavon road, the A342. To the south the parish extends onto Salisbury Plain.

The Church of England parish church of St Peter was largely rebuilt by J.L. Pearson in 1858. Fragments of a 12-century building survive, and the tower is from the 15th or 16th century. The north chantry chapel, c. 1523, is in memory of William and Marion Chaucey. In 1964 the church was designated as Grade II* listed. The first record of a vicar at Charlton is from 1306. Today the parish is served by the Vale of Pewsey team ministry.

Charlton shares a parish council, named Charlton and Wilsford, with the adjacent parish of Wilsford. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council, a unitary authority covering the whole of the county save Swindon.

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