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
 Queen Charlton shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST634671
Civil parish Compton Dando
Unitary authority Bath and North East Somerset
Ceremonial county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KEYNSHAM
Postcode district BS31 2
Dialling code 0117 986
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North East Somerset
List of places

Coordinates: 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]

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". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Cross on Village Green, in front of Tolzey Cottage". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Author Dick King-Smith dies, aged 88". Evening Post. This is Bristol. Retrieved 5 January 2011.