For enquiries about Parish Council business,
the contact details for the Parish Clerk are available via the
SSDC site

NEW  - a website for general village information
has been set up by the Parish Council

There is also a link to the old Parish Design Statement (which is currently being revised by a Parish Council working group) on the "Houses" page of this site
The 2011 census statistics for the parish [and other parishes in South Somerset] can be downloaded HERE - 'Charlton Mackrell'

For information about hiring The Charltons Community Hall and its facilities,
please visit the website of

The Charltons Memorial Playing Field and Community Hall Committee

Historical Society meeting details **

WARNING for users of Ancestry and FamilySearch
- see Registers page

A summary of the family connections and place/date of death and commemoration for all the casualties of WW1 from both Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell who are now named on The Charltons' War Memorial  was placed in both the churches for Remembrance Day 2010.  This leaflet is also available on request by email - please contact us.  We hold further details of the lives and military service of all those named, but would welcome any further information which you may be able to contribute.


A 19th century alphabetical name index (by year only) of baptisms and other events between 1576 and 1847  -  free to download.

The "S" surnames have been transcribed first, including variants of SQUIRE, STOWER, SUGAR, SAUNDERS, SUMMERS, SANSOM, etc.

Please contact us if you would like any other look-ups or could help with transcribing other surnames.

Some information about the inhabitants of The Charltons from the 1911 CENSUS

On Village Day 2011, the Historical Society contributed a display of old photos of the village school and of other houses and industrial structures in the parish.
 The school pictures are now in a  GALLERY  and others will be added to the website. The "odd one out" was the original Tout farmhouse, now demolished.
Visitors were challenged to identify the members of  a Charlton Mackrell Cricket Club Team  -  but only one possible name was suggested -  can you help?


The Charltons Historical Society has worked with the newly-formed South Somerset Archaeological Research Group on the Lytes Cary project.

SSARG is the voluntary archaeology organisation in South Somerset dedicated to carrying out year round high quality archaeological research and enabling people from all walks of life to be involved in their local history and archaeology.

Latest website update:  18 June 2015  
Website moved to new host:  September 2016