Charlton Park, Wiltshire

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Charlton Park House

Charlton Park is an estate in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the town of Malmesbury. Charlton Park House is a Grade I listed building. [1]

The estate has been owned by the Earls of Suffolk since the Reformation. It was formerly the land on which Malmesbury Abbey was built. The house was finished in 1607, having been built for Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and his wife.[2] It is now the home of the current Earl and Countess, Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk, and his wife, Linda Howard, Countess of Suffolk.[3]

It is now run as a business, hosting corporate events and the Womad Charlton Park festival.[4]

The small village of Charlton is immediately to the east of the estate. The civil parish of Charlton encompasses the village and the estate.


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Coordinates: 51°36′05″N 2°04′12″W / 51.6014°N 2.0699°W / 51.6014; -2.0699