Carlton, South

CARLTON, SOUTH, a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 3½ miles (N. N. W.) from Lincoln; containing 166 inhabitants. This was the principal seat, until their removal to Burton, of the Monson family, of whom Sir Thomas Monson was master falconer and master of the armoury to James I., by whom he was created one of the first baronets. The parish comprises about 2000 acres, and has a pleasant village seated near the foot of an abrupt acclivity, about a mile south of the village of North Carlton. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £200, in the patronage of the Bishop of Lincoln. The church, an ancient structure, underwent extensive repairs in 1812: beneath is a vault, still the burial-place of the Monson family; and there are several mural monuments to the Monsons and others, in the church. A school was built and endowed in 1678, by John Monson. Two widows of this parish are inmates of the almshouses at Burton.

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

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