Carleton

CARLETON, a township, in the parish of Pontefract, Upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, W. riding of York, 1¾ mile (S. by E.) from Pontefract; containing 179 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 620 acres: the village is pleasantly situated in a fertile vale, to the west of the road from Doncaster to Ferry-Bridge. The tithes were commuted for corn-rents, under an act of inclosure, in 1797.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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