Place:Charlton (near Brinkworth), Wiltshire, England

NameCharlton (near Brinkworth)
Alt namesCharltonsource: from redirect
Charlton St John the Baptistsource: former ecclesiastical parish
Charlton Parksource: manor in parish
Perry Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.599°N 2.056°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoMalmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Malmesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority covering the area since 2009
Contained Places
St John the Baptist Church
NOTE: Charlton (near Brinkworth) 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 (near Brinkworth) 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.

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

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. The parish is now part of the Benefice of Garsdon, Lea and Cleverton, and Charlton, although the church is served by the Braydon Brook team ministry.

Charlton was a chapelry of the parish of Westport St. Mary, but A Vision of Britain through Time reports it became a separate ecclesiastical parish "early".

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