Chalton – Part of the Parish of Clanfield

Chalton is a small village which is in the Civil Parish of Clanfield. It is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Horndean, just east of the A3 and is included within the boundary and electoral area of Clanfield Parish Council forming part of the Parish of Clanfield.

 

Clanfield and Chalton Parishes were amalgamated in 1932.

Chalton is predominately a farming community but the village includes many old cottages and properties forming a picturesque setting.

The village pub The Red Lion is believed to be the oldest in Hampshire, dating back from the 16th Century, though possibly even earlier.

The Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels has a thirteenth- century chancel; the registers include burials in woollen cloth from 1678 – 1746.

The Village Green is owned and managed by the Parish Council who protected the area from erosion by placing protective bollards around the perimeter – there is also a Parish Council notice board sited on the green.

 

Chalton was listed as part of the ‘Hundred of Finchdean’ in the Domesday Book.

On Windmill Hill near Chalton is Chalton Windmill which stands at 193 metres above sea level. Also on the road from Clanfield into Chalton is Butser Ancient Farm and the area round Chalton is home to many ancient sites.

The Staunton Way footpath goes through Chalton from the Queen Elizabeth Country Park which is close to the village itself.

The Admiralty Shutter Telegraph Line had a semaphore line station at Chalton.


 
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