Carlton

CARLTON, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York, 4 miles (S. W. by W.) from Middleham; containing 303 inhabitants. This village, which was formerly of much greater extent than it is at present, and had a capital messuage called the Hall, is situated on the north-west of the river Cover; and the township, usually styled Carlton Town to distinguish it from a neighbouring district of the same name, comprises about 3380 acres, chiefly high moors and fells. A schoolhouse was erected in 1835, where divine service is performed, under a licence from the bishop; and there is a place of worship for Wesleyans; also a close designated Quaker Garth, where it is probable that sect had once a meeting-house and burial-ground.

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

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