Chilson

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Chilson
Cottages in Chilson - geograph.org.uk - 31705.jpg
Cottages in Chilson
Chilson is located in Oxfordshire
Chilson
Chilson
Location within Oxfordshire
Population141 (parish, including Shorthampton) (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP3119
Civil parish
  • Chilson
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°52′23″N 1°32′10″W / 51.873°N 1.536°W / 51.873; -1.536Coordinates: 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 12 miles (7 km) south of Chipping Norton. The civil parish also includes the hamlet of Shorthampton, about 25 mile (1 km) north east of Chilson. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 141.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Chilson (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Chilson", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press[page needed]