Queen Charlton

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Queen Charlton
Queen Charlton (Somerset) St Margaret's Church - geograph.org.uk - 67838.jpg
Church of St Margaret
Queen Charlton is located in Somerset
Queen Charlton
Queen Charlton
Location within Somerset
OS grid referenceST634671
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBS31 2
Dialling code0117 986
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°24′06″N 2°31′38″W / 51.4018°N 2.5271°W / 51.4018; -2.5271Coordinates: 51°24′06″N 2°31′38″W / 51.4018°N 2.5271°W / 51.4018; -2.5271

Queen Charlton is a small village within the civil parish of Compton Dando, within the Unitary Authority of Bath and North East Somerset in Somerset, England. The nearest town is Keynsham, which lies approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north east of the village.

The village was originally simply Charlton, recorded in 1291 as Cherleton. It was an estate of Keynsham Abbey until the Dissolution, and the prefix was added when the estate was given by Henry VIII to Queen Catherine Parr.[1]

An aerial view of the village.

The Church of St Margaret dates from the 12th century. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[2] There is a late medieval cross on the village green.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

The author Dick King-Smith lived in Queen Charlton until his death in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Queen Charlton", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, p. 126, ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7
  2. ^ "Church of St Margaret". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Cross on Village Green, in front of Tolzey Cottage". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Author Dick King-Smith dies, aged 88". Evening Post. This is Bristol. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2011.