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East Carlton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Carlton, East, a parish in Northamptonshire, near the river Welland, 3½ miles SW of Rockingham station on the L. & N.W.R., and 7 E by N of Market-Harborough. Post town, Rockingham, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1573; population of the civil parish, 87; of the ecclesiastical, 92. East Carlton House is a fine country seat of the Palmer family, standing in a well-wooded deer park of about 100 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £251 with residence, in the gift of the Palmer family. The church is modern, and has a tower.

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 CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEast Carlton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionKettering 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1625., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter, rebuilt in 1788, is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and a western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells: the stained east window is a memorial to Sir John Henry Palmer bart. d. 26 Aug. 1865, and Mary Grace (Thomas), his wife, d. 26 Nov. 1853, and was erected by his family: attached to the church is a mortuary chapel containing several handsome monuments to the Palmer family, dating from 1670: in the floor of the chancel is a stone with the following inscription:- "Heare lieth the body of Mr. John Knight. He was servant to Jeffery Palmer esq. 21 yeares and he departed this life the 9th of December, Anno Dom. 1658."

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Carlton from the following:

Land and Property

Carlton Park is a handsome mansion of brick with stone dressings, close to the village in a finely-wooded park of about 100 acres, well stocked with deer.

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of East Carlton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough