Chalton, Hampshire

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St. Michael & All Angels
Chalton is located in Hampshire
Chalton shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU731160
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO8
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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HampshireCoordinates: 50°56′21″N 0°57′37″W / 50.93926°N 0.96027°W / 50.93926; -0.96027

Chalton is a small village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. At the 2011 Census the Post Office records the population as being in the civil parish of Clanfield. It is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northeast of Horndean, just east of the A3 road.

The nearest railway station is 3.1 miles (5 km) south of the village, at Rowlands Castle.

Chalton green and The Red Lion pub

The village pub, The Red Lion, is believed to be the oldest in Hampshire, dating from the 16th century, though possibly earlier.[1] The Church of England Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels has a thirteenth-century chancel;[2] the registers include burials in woollen cloth from 1678-1746. Clanfield and Chalton parishes were amalgamated 1932. Chalton was listed as part of the 'Hundred of Finchdean' in the Domesday Book.

On Windmill Hill, Hampshire near Chalton is Chalton Windmill which stands at 193 metres above sea level. Also near Chalton, is Butser Ancient Farm and the area around Chalton is home to many ancient sites.

The Staunton Way footpath goes past Chalton from Queen Elizabeth Country Park which is close to the village.

The Admiralty Shutter Telegraph Line had a semaphore line station at Chalton.

Admiral Richard Goodwin Keats, famous for his actions at the Battle of Algeciras Bay in 1801 was born in Chalton in 1757.


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