Charlton, Hampshire

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Charlton
Charlton is located in Hampshire
Charlton
Charlton
Location within Hampshire
Population1,947 (2011 Census including Foxcotte)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAndover
Postcode districtSP10
Dialling code01264
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°13′14″N 1°29′54″W / 51.220525°N 1.49834°W / 51.220525; -1.49834Coordinates: 51°13′14″N 1°29′54″W / 51.220525°N 1.49834°W / 51.220525; -1.49834

Charlton is a small village and civil parish north-west of Andover. Due to the expansion of Andover in recent years the two settlements are now effectively contiguous. Charlton remains a rural settlement, separated from Andover’s urban growth by way of Charlton Park and Anton Lakes; this provides an effective natural gap. As of 2005, the village has a population of 2,053 people.[2]

Charlton Lakeside[edit]

There are also a number of other sporting venues to suit everyone of all ages provided by Charlton Leisure centre; these include:

  • 6 Football pitches (1 floodlit)
  • 2 Cricket pitches
  • 6 Lane all weather floodlit running track
  • 1 Artificial turf pitch (floodlit)
  • 18 hole pitch and putt course
  • 18 hole adventure golf course
  • Children's playground
  • Boating lake
  • Fishing lake
  • BMX Track

Sporting events[edit]

St. Thomas' Community Hall[edit]

Along with all the sporting facilities in the village, the local church also provides many services to the community.

The Royal Oak[edit]

Like any traditional English village, the Royal Oak is Charlton's local pub, providing a valuable service to many of the locals; the pub also has various pool, dart and football teams as well as a very popular weekly quiz night.

Shops in Charlton[edit]

There is a Tesco mini-market which took over from the One Stop chain in 2007; this unit was historically an independent newsagent and convenience store known as Charlton News, owned by the Patel family during the 1970s and 80s.

The other shop in the village is Charlton Premier Shop - a local produce and mini-market. Previously Behind The Bikeshed[6] - and originally the village Post Office and Spar Shop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2005-10-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-09-24. Retrieved 2005-10-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Andover parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ Behind The Bikeshed

External links[edit]

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