Carlton

CARLTON, a township, in the parish of Royston, wapentake of Staincross, W. riding of York, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Barnsley; containing 411 inhabitants. The monastery of Bretton had possessions here; and at St. Ellen's Well, in the township, was a house belonging to that establishment, which was used as a place of retirement by the prior: there were also a chapel, where a priest said the morning mass; and a well "to which," says Dodsworth, "they used to come on pilgrimage." The township comprises by computation 2090 acres of fertile land, of which upwards of 200 are wood and plantations: Lord Wharncliffe is lord of the manor, and principal owner of the soil. The village is situated near the Barnsley canal, and the road from Barnsley to Wakefield passes on the west of it, at the distance of about two miles. In the neighbourhood are several handsome residences.

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

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