Carlton, Castle (Holy Cross)

CARLTON, CASTLE (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Louth, Marsh division of the hundred of Louth-Eske, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 6 miles (S. E. by S.) from Louth; containing 52 inhabitants. This place, which was once a populous market-town, enjoying many privileges granted by Henry I., derives its distinguishing appellation from an ancient castle, the baronial residence of Sir Hugh Bardolph, occupying one of three artificial mounts, each surrounded by a moat still visible. The parish comprises by computation 443 acres, of which 336 are arable, about 77 pasture, and 30 wood. The living is a rectory not in charge; net income, £69; patron, John Forster, Esq. The church has been enlarged by the addition of a chancel, and repewed.

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

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