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Cottages in Chilson
Chilson is located in Oxfordshire
 Chilson shown within Oxfordshire
Population 141 (parish, including Shorthampton) (2011 Census)
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 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]


  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]