There is information about the Church Registers
of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
on the REGISTERS page

More information will be added about the history of both churches ...

A 1961 village history can now be read here:  Hamilton & Long

You can also now read the information recorded in 1986
on the Domesday Reloaded site

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, CHARLTON MACKRELL

This database includes information about the clergy associated with this church from 1541 (William Squire) to 1832.

There is a report here of the death of the Rector, the Ven W T Parr Brymer, in 1852.



The Church of St Peter & St Paul, CHARLTON ADAM

This database includes information about the clergy associated with this church from 1546 to 1823.

The recent restoration of the bells and the building of a ringing gallery required a balustrade to be installed. It was decided to make this of engraved glass.  It is an intaglio engraving which means it appears 3D.

The Four Seasons design surrounding the central motifs of Saints Peter and Paul was engraved in 2008 by Sue Burne of the Guild of Glass Engravers and of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.

The aim was to make a pleasing design from both down in the main part of the church and also when seen close up from the ringing gallery, from where fine detail may be studied. The plants and flowers engraved on the screen were chosen for their traditional Biblical meanings and may inspire visitors to discover what each signifies. There is also a butterfly which symbolises the Resurrection and hidden away there is a ladybird (the lady in the name of the insect being Mary the mother of Jesus). The plants are all varieties familiar to British gardeners and, whenever possible, were drawn from real life specimens.

The Wesleyan Chapel, CHARLTON ADAM

This Chapel was closed in 1971 and is now a private house.