Carlton Castle, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Carlton-Castle, a parish in Lincolnshire, 2½ miles N of Authorpe station on the G.N.R., and 5 SE of Louth, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Louth. Acreage, 471; population, 27. A populous market-town was formerly here, enjoying many privileges. Sir Hugh Bardolph held the manor in the time of Henry I., and had a castle on one of three artificial mounds called the Castle hills. The living is a discharged rectory, united to that of Little Carlton; the tithes of the consolidated rectory are commuted at £199, and there are about 100 acres of glebe, situated in different parishes. The church is a small building in the Perpendicular style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Lincolnshire
Ecclesiastical parish Castle Carlton Holy Cross
Hundred Louth-Eske
Poor Law union Louth

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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