OS Grid Reference: TQ4178
The 1841 population was 2,655
"Charlton is a suburban district of London, in Blackheath Hundred, Lewisham Metropolitan Union, the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, and the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court and metropolitan police. It lies intermediate between Greenwich and Woolwich, about a mile and a half from each, and overlooking the Thames. Blackheath is partly in this parish..... It is pleasantly situated , and contains many picturesque villas and residences in an open neighbourhood, with Greenwich Park, Woolwich common, and Blackheath in the neighbourhood; the Thames in sight, and Shooter's, 446 feet high, rising at a short distance; from its vicinity to Woolwich it is much frequented on occasions of reviews and military spectacles. Its population is partly agricultural. Charlton House, the seat of Sit Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart., is a fine old mansion well worthy of notice." 1852 directory
Charlton fell within the Hundred of Blackheath. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Lewisham -1868, Woolwich 1868-.
For ordering details see Census Publications.
Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)
Church of England
For project purposes this parish is also covered by Woolwich & District FHS.