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Great Carlton, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Carlton, Great, a parish in Lincolnshire, 3½ miles E of Legbourne station on the G.N.R., and 6 ESE of Louth, under which it has a post office of the name of Carlton; money order and telegraph office, Louth. Acreage, 2402; population, 245. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; gross yearly value, £360 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1860, is a building of Ancaster stone in the Early English style, and there are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school. Carlton Lodge is a handsome mansion built in the Elizabethan 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 parishCarlton St. John the Baptist 
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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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN11
Post TownLouth