In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Carleton like this:
CARLTON (East), a parish in Henstead district, Norfolk; on the Norfolk railway, near Hethersett station, 4½ miles E of Wymondham. Post Town, Hethersett, under Wymondham. Acres, 1,213. Real property, £2,400. Pop., 244. Houses, 56. The property is divided among a few. There were formerly two parishes, St. Mary and St. Peter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £176. Patron, Mr. Peter Day. The church is very 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 East Carleton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Norfolk. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering East Carleton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Carleton in South Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th November 2014
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "East Carleton".