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"CHILTON, a parish in the hundred of Compton, in the county of Berks, 4 miles N. of East Ilsley, and 8 from Abingdon, its post town. The Great Western railway passes within a few miles of the village, and has a station at Didcot. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £400, in the patronage of G. Morland, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a modern building in the early English style. The charities amount to £11 per annum."

From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.

Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

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Archives & Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Chilton was in the hundred of Compton

You can see the administrative areas in which Chilton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU484856 (Lat/Lon: 51.567204, -1.303105), Chilton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Chilton was in the Wantage Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.