Chalton, Hampshire

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St. Michael & All Angels
Chalton is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU731160
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPO8
Dialling code023
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
50°56′21″N 0°57′37″W / 50.93926°N 0.96027°W / 50.93926; -0.96027Coordinates: 50°56′21″N 0°57′37″W / 50.93926°N 0.96027°W / 50.93926; -0.96027

Chalton is a small English village and former civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire. It is in the civil parish of Clanfield, 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north-east of Horndean and just east of the A3. 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 to 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.

Notable people[edit]

Chalton is where the satirist James Bramston was buried in 1743. Admiral Richard Goodwin Keats, famous for his actions at the Battle of Algeciras Bay in 1801 was born in Chalton in 1757.


  1. ^ "Hampshire Treasures Volume 6 (East Hampshire) page 93". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Hampshire Treasures Volume 6 (East Hampshire) page 92". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2010.

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