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Cottages in Chilson
Chilson is located in Oxfordshire
 Chilson shown within Oxfordshire
Population 85 (parish, including Shorthampton) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP3119
Civil parish Chilson
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chipping Norton
Postcode district OX7
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
List of places

Coordinates: 51°52′23″N 1°32′10″W / 51.873°N 1.536°W / 51.873; -1.536

Chilson is a hamlet and civil parish in the Evenlode Valley in West Oxfordshire, England, about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Chipping Norton. The civil parish also includes the hamlet of Shorthampton, about 1 km north east of Chilson.

The toponym, first recorded as Cildestuna in about 1200, comes from the Old English ċildes tūn, meaning "estate of the young nobleman".[2]


  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Chilson", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press