Carlton Parish Council

Parish Clerk: C J Peat, 7 Main Street, Carlton, Nuneaton, Warks, CV13 0BZ
Tel: 01455 290934

Carlton History

For the visitor

There are information boards in Little Lane, off Shackerstone Walk at the western end of the village, and next to the Gate Hangs Well public house at the eastern end.

Saint Andrew’s Church marks the historic core of Carlton. There has been a church here since 1220, though the present building dates from 1764 when the church was re-built after a fire. The building of 1764 was altered and gothicised in 1867, when the windows were altered and the saddleback top was added to the tower.

The Stone House to the west of the church is built of Carlton Stone, as is the old core of Manor House Farm across the road. Carlton Stone was once quarried to the north-west of the village, and can be seen in many buildings round about.

At the western end of the village, the former village school was built in the middle of the village green in 1847, with the former Rectory and its 10 acres of Glebe Land further west. The Carlton Charity Lands, established in 1317 lie near the Battlefield Line railway and yield an income which is used to provide grants to young residents at the start of their careers.

The Bosworth to Measham turnpike ran though the eastern end of the village, and the toll gate is recalled by The Gate Hangs Well public house. Mill House, on Nailstone Road is a reminder that a post mill once stood in fields to the east.

General histories of Carlton

Carlton Gate information board - full text 2021
Carlton 2000


More on Carlton Stone 2023
Carlton Stone in the Bosworth Area 2023
Hearts and Flowers and Medical Research - the Carlton daffodil 2021
A Matter of Perspective (Diamond Jubilee Orchard) - Aspect June 2021
Metal detecting in Carlton 2015
The Shackerstone apple 2015
Dumelow apples 2015
Carlton Place Names 2014
Carlton in 2011
Carlton Charity Lands 2010
Carlton rhyme 2015
Turnpike Roads 2003
The 'Carlton' Daffodil 2002
Carlton Charity Lands 2000
Carlton west - aerial photo c.1997
Carlton history notes 1994
Origins of the Carlton Charity Lands 1991
Carlton in Focus 1978
Carlton circa 1920 by Nora Alcock
Carlton electoral roll - 1949
Carlton in 1856
Carlton in 1856 - Part 2


Bosworth Links Digs Carlton 2022 (ULAS Report 2023-084)
The Carlton Big Dig 2022 (film)
Carlton Big Dig 2022 (Aspect)
Carlton Big Dig 2022 (Graphic)
The Carlton Dig 2022
Hyam, A. (2021). A Level 2 Historic Building Recording and Archaeological Attendance and Recording (watching brief) at St. Andrew’s Church, Main Street, Carlton, Leicestershire. Leicester: University of Leicester Archaeological Services.
Hall Terrace Archaeological survey 2019
Archaeological Strip, Map and Sample Excavation to the rear of 42-44 Main St, Carlton 2018
Excavation of Carlton Hall 2017
Kipling, R. (2012). An Archaeological Evaluation on Land at Nailstone Road and Barton Road, Carlton, Leicestershire [NGR: SK 401 054]. Leicester: University of Leicester Archaeological Services.
Morris, M. (2011). An Archaeological Watching Brief at Willows, Shackerstone Walk, Carlton, Leicestershire (SK 3933 0491). Leicester: University of Leicester Archaeological Services.
Richards, G. (2007). A Photographic Survey of Glebe Farm, Shackerstone Walk, Carlton, Leicestershire. Leicester: University of Leicester Archaeological Services.

Buildings and objects

Church Heritage Record (Church of England website).
The history of Bufton Lodge Farm 2022
The History of Carlton Rectory 2022
The Carlton Milepost 2021
More about Hoop Hall, gates and The Gate 2020
Carlton Hall Research 2018
Investigations into the site of Carlton Hall. Dec 2017
Hoop Hall, Carlton 2016
Carlton Victorian letter box 2016
Carlton milepost 2016
The Mysterious Hoop Hall 2014
Restoration of St Andrew's Church Organ 2004
Carlton's Golden Jubilee Post 2002
Carlton Golden Jubilee Post final design 2002
Golden Jubilee Post submitted design 2002
Church Tower renovation 1998
Railway bridge 1993
Victorian letter box 1990


Pond Project nr Bottle Neck Spinney 2020
More on Harrys Grave 2018
Diamond Jubilee Orchard Project 2015
The Glebe Farm Green Project 2011
Harry's Grave 2007
The Stone Pits 2003
Underneath the sewage works 1993
Shackerstone Walk 1990

People and memories

Frances Farren 2022
A Carlton Childhood 1960-80. J Holubecki (Submitted Jan 2022. 5Mb)
Rectors of Carlton during the 20th century 2021
Rectors of Carlton before the 20th century 2021
Oldacres family in Carlton 2019
County's Last Hermit 2014
The Adams Family of Carlton 2011
Class of 1949 - Carlton School 2010
Memories of Carlton 2009
Memories of a Carlton Childhood 2008
Jeff Hawksworth 2006
John Piggon Land's End -John O'Groats 2006
David Price 2003
Sailor Remembered 2002
George Zuger 1999
Coronation celebration 1953
Carlton Village School 1938


Wartime Carlton 2010
Wings over Carlton 2003

Social and events

Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting, 2022
Carlton Diamond Jubilee 2012
Maypole Day in Carlton 2012
Carlton Jubilee 2002
Coronation Tug of War 1953
Coronation Tug of War 1953 - more
Silver Jubilee 1935
Refusing to quit and wilful damage 1883

Natural history

A new elm tree in Carlton 2021
An English Elm in Carlton 2021
Diamond Jubilee Orchard botanical survey June 2019
The Carlton Alder 2016
Carlton Churchyard wildlife survey 2016
Carlton Creepy Crawlies 2016
Churchyard chestnut tree 2014
Battlefield Line Wildlife Survey(MBNHS) 2008
On the Rocks 2004
Ancient trees survey 1999
Millennium Avenues 1998
Parish Ecological Monitoring 1997
More on Hay Meadows 1997
Parish Hedgerow Survey 1994


Herodotus Pudding 1846

External links

The Battlefield Line Railway