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Saxon Charlton

Charlton may have meant 'village held by villeins'.


Medieval Charlton

1077 Mention of Church in Charlton.
1086 Domesday reference to Cerletun.


Stuart Charlton

1612 Charlton House built for Adam Newton, tutor to James 's son. Architect unknown but thought to be John Thorpe.
c1630 Summer House built for Charlton House possibly by Inigo Jones (now WC!).
1630 St Luke rebuilt with money from Adam Newton's estate.
1680 Charlton House acquired by Sir William Langhorne of the East India Company.
C17 Bugle Inn built.
1710 Almshouses rebuilt by Sir Richard Baynes.


Georgian Charlton

1820 Charlton Horn Fair moved from village green to Fairfield.
1820s Village green incorporated into grounds of Charlton House.


Victorian Charlton

1872 Charlton Horn Fair banned at Fairfield(was held on St Luke's day, 18 October).
C19 Charlton House acquired by Maryon Wilson family.
1878 Charlton House restored by Norman Shaw for Maryon Wilson family.


Modern Charlton

1925 Charlton House acquired by Greenwich Borough Council as community centre.


Book list:

Charlton House - AR Martin (1929)

 


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