Charlton, Brinkworth

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Charlton
Charlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire - geograph.org.uk - 64655.jpg
St John the Baptist parish church
Charlton is located in Wiltshire
Charlton
Charlton
 Charlton shown within Wiltshire
Population 425 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference ST9688
Civil parish Charlton (Brinkworth)
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Malmesbury
Postcode district SN16
Dialling code 01666
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°35′56″N 2°03′22″W / 51.599°N 2.056°W / 51.599; -2.056

Charlton is a village and civil parish in North Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Malmesbury and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the village of Brinkworth. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 425.[1]

Manor[edit]

Two Anglo Saxon charters and the Domesday Book of 1086 record land in the parish. Malmesbury Abbey held the Manor. Charlton Park is nearby.

Parish church[edit]

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St John the Baptist include the north arcade, which is late 12th-century. The west tower and north chapel were added in the 13th century. Several new windows were inserted in the 15th century. The Jacobean pulpit was made in 1630, and the tower screen may be of a similar date. Inside the church is a canopied monument to Sir Henry Knyvett, who died in 1598. The church is a Grade II* listed building.[2] The parish is now part of the Benefice of Garsdon, Lea and Cleverton and Charlton.[3]

The tower has a ring of six bells. Abraham I Rudhall of Gloucester cast the third, fourth and tenor bells in 1712. John Rudhall cast the fifth bell in 1805. John Taylor & Co of Loughborough cast the treble and second bells in 1999.[4]

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