In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Castle Carlton like this:
CARLTON-CASTLE, a parish in Louth district, Lincoln; adjacent to the East Lincoln railway, near Anthorpe station, 5 miles SE of Louth. Post Town, Carlton, under Louth. Acres, 500. Rated property, £427. Pop. 45. Houses, 9. The property is divided among a few. A populous market-town was formerly here, enjoying many privileges. Sir Hugh Bardolph held the manor in the time of Henry I.; and had a castle on one of three artificial mounds, called the Castle hills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £69. Patron, John Forster, Esq. The church is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Castle Carlton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Lindsey. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Castle Carlton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Carlton, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th May 2015
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