The former GREYHOUND INN on Ilchester Road in Charlton Mackrell has been described by Historic England as a building “of clear local interest, not least for its long history as a public house and as a prominent early building in the centre of the village”. There is evidence from its structure and some features that the original building dates back to (at least) the early 1600s and it was licensed as a pub from the 1830s up to 2008.
Information about the history of The Greyhound Inn and its owners or landlords can be downloaded HERE.
Charlton Adam still has the FOX & HOUNDS pub and 19th century newspapers also mention the 'NEW INN', the 'GEORGE INN', and the 'BUTCHERS ARMS'.
More information and old pictures of houses in THE CHARLTONS
Historic England has a site with pictures and information on the listed buildings in The Charltons (and elsewhere in England).
In 1998 a Village Design Statement was produced and this includes descriptions, drawings and photographs of houses in the parish. Although now out of date in some respects and due for review, it can be be viewed from the SSDC website here.
LYTES CARY, in the south of the parish, is an old English manor house which is now in the care of the National Trust.
Some years ago, volunteers from The Charltons Historical Society worked with members of local U3A groups and the National Trust to research maps and transcribe old documents as background for a Historical Landscape Study. This research contributed to a report which aimed to provide an understanding of the existing landscape and information for the future conservation management of the Lytes Cary Estate. A project website was set up for the volunteers.