Pictures of Buildings from Bygone Days

Many of the buildings shown here are still standing and occupied. Although modifications may have been carried out over the years, in many cases the original structures are still clearly identifiable.









Aerial view showing Charlton Church, the Old Schoolroom, the Old Vicarage and the old Bakery






Rutters Farm Cottage on The Bight, showing the old black and white cottage to the right. The adjacent land was sympathetically developed in the 1980s comprising houses arranged around a small courtyard.








Old Black and White cottage that used to stand on The Bight. Picture probably taking some time in the 1920s








The same cottage on fire during 1960s. Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed.








Charlton Manor House in its prime, the former home of the Dingley family, who 

lived in Charlton for around 400 years








Garden Cottage in the late 1960s, showing the now ruined manor house in the centre background







View from the early 20th century along Canada Bank with Charlton Manor House  just visible in the distance








Charlton Manor House now derelict, prior to demolition in the 1970s

The development known as "The Dovecote" was later built on the site


















Derelict dovecote from Charlton Manor estate. The building was restored when the housing development known as "The Dovecote" was built on the old manor house land in the 1970s. It is now a lsited bulding









The Old Vicarage c.1950's, demolished in the 1990s to make way for new houses, including sheltered accomodation for the elderly









Yew Tree Cottage in its original form,

once part of a complex including barns

and a rickyard









The church of St John the Evangelist in Ryden Lane. The bellcote which is clearly visible at the far end was removed during restoration works in 1988 to prevent the weight forcing the supporting walls apart











Interior of St John The Evangelist church

in 1877










The old ford on Brook Lane.

"Stocky Brook" is now known as

"Merry Brook"










Another view of the ford, with

Donald and Arthur Crowley

in the background










Old houses on The Strand







Building which later became the village Post Office (and regular source of sweets for children getting on and off the various school buses). Now converted to two dwellings










Old barn at Whitehouse farm










Church cottages in Ryden Lane c.1920s










The Gardeners Arms c.1900








Milk being delivered to the Gardeners Arms by horse drawn cart c.1920s











Merry Brook in flood and flower











Cottages on The Green









Bridge over Merry Brook and Canada Bank

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