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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 CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCastle Carlton Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionLouth 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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