Charlton, Worcestershire

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Charlton
Charlton Church.jpg
Charlton Church
Charlton is located in Worcestershire
Charlton
Charlton
 Charlton shown within Worcestershire
Language English
   – London  90 Miles (As the crow flies) 
Civil parish Hill and Moor
District Wychavon
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pershore
Postcode district WR10
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Mid Worcestershire
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°06′31″N 1°59′16″W / 52.108693°N 1.98771°W / 52.108693; -1.98771

Charlton is a village in the Wychavon district of the county of Worcestershire, England. During the 2007 United Kingdom floods, many homes were affected for the second time in a decade. Charlton lies between the River Avon and Bredon Hill. Evesham is 3 miles to the east, and Pershore 5 miles to the west, but its postal address is Pershore rather than Evesham. Fladbury and Cropthorne are its neighbouring villages, both within a mile Fladbury is just over the River Avon and Cropthorne up the hill.

Village Make-up[edit]

Along with neighbouring village Cropthorne, it shares a primary school and a pre school. The pre school is in Charlton behind the Church in the Old School Rooms, whereas Cropthorne and Charlton C of E First School is situated up in Cropthorne.

The Village has over 200 houses, and is roughly centred on the Green, which has Merrybrook (Now classified as a river) running through its centre.

The Gardener's Arms Pub is set just off the Green, and is now the main meeting point for the village following the closure of the local shop and postage stamp sized Post Office.

The village also has a cemetery and post box. It is also on the Worcester-Evesham 551 bus route, used by Children to get to and from Prince Henry's High School

Events[edit]

Once a year the Charlton Fayre is held in the centre of the village. The village green is generally the hub of activities, with the pub playing a large part in the festivities.

The Gardener's Arms have over the past few years held and organised many special events such as the Help for Heroes event.

Sports[edit]

Charlton does not strictly have any representative Sports teams currently. Formerly the Football team the Charlton Swifts used to be a very successful club in the local area, but this has not been so for over half a century.

Fladbury Athletic has a large base of Charlton residents and Charlton raised players, as well as using the Gardener's Arms as their post match venue.

The team plays its home games in Fladbury (hence its name), due to the fact there is no facilities in Charlton. Athletic have been in existence for five seasons and have been promoted twice in that time. They are currently competing in the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Two.

Charlton also has many of its inhabitant share the Sheppy facilities, in the neighboring village of Cropthorne.

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