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Carlton or Carlton in the Willows, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Carlton or Carlton-in-the-Willows, a hamlet, a township, and a parish in Notts. The township lies on the Nottingham and Lincoln railway, adjacent to the river Trent, 3 miles ENE of Nottingham, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Nottingham. Acreage, 1471; population of the civil parish, 6914; of the ecclesiastical, 3973. Many of the inhabitants are lace and stocking makers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; value, £430 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carnarvon. The church was erected in 1885. It is a basilica-a grand and handsome structure-built by the late Earl of Carnarvon in memory of Countess Carnarvon. There are General Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Free Methodist chapels, a Roman Catholic church, opened in 1884, a Workmen's Club, with reading-room, concert hall, &c., a cemetery, formed in 1886, and a library.

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 CountyNottinghamshire 
Civil parishGedling 
Poor Law unionBasford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.