Carlton, Nottinghamshire

Carlton is a town east of Nottingham, England, in the Borough of Gedling. The town is now a part of the large Borough of Gedling and has been fragmented into wards. The population of Carlton ward (a small portion of the original town) at the 2011 Census had a population of 6,881.[1] The town was an urban district until 1974. The eight modern wards that comprised the urban district (Carlton Hill, Carlton, Cavendish, Colwick, Gedling, Netherfield, Phoenix and Porchester) together had an estimated population of 48,416 in 2015. This information is obtained from the Gedling borough council website.

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Prospect Road, Carlton Valley
Carlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population6,881 (Ward. 2011)
OS grid referenceSK 61244 41494
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG4
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°58′01″N 1°05′17″W / 52.967°N 1.088°W / 52.967; -1.088Coordinates: 52°58′01″N 1°05′17″W / 52.967°N 1.088°W / 52.967; -1.088


In the Domesday Book of 1086, Carlton is referred to as Carentune.

Like other parts of Nottingham, Carlton grew up with the textile industry in the 19th century. It is now mostly residential.

Until 1950, Carlton was part of the Rushcliffe parliamentary constituency. It had its own eponymous constituency from 1950 until 1983, since when it has been in the Gedling constituency. In 1974, Carlton Urban District became part of the newly formed Borough of Gedling.


It is close to Bakersfield, Colwick, Gedling, Mapperley, Netherfield, Sneinton and St Ann's. It is near the River Trent and has an NG4 post code.


The main shopping street is Carlton Hill, which has several shopping chains and smaller shops such as newsagents, chemists, and grocers. Carlton Square, the traditional centre of Carlton is today a shopping centre.

There are numerous areas of grass for children to play on, as the roads tend to be quite busy. The King George V Recreation Ground is host a large playing field, a skatepark, a zip-line, and a children's playground. Carlton has two leisure centres: Richard Herrod Centre (an indoor bowling centre) on Foxhill Road and Carlton Forum (a swimming pool, gym and all-weather pitches) on Coningswath Road, off Cavendish Road.

Carlton Laundry on Primrose Road is a Grade II listed building by Watson Fothergill. It was built in 1899 as a laundry and dye works.[2]



Carlton railway station is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line.


Nottingham City Transport

  • 39: Nottingham, Thorneywood, Carlton Valley
  • 24: Nottingham, Carlton Road, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane
  • 25: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Arnold
  • 25B: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane, Mapperley
  • 26: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Gedling, Burton Joyce, Lowdham, Southwell
  • 27: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Carlton
  • N27: Nottingham, Sneinton Dale, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane, Gedling, Mapperley, Woodborough Road, Nottingham

Nottingham Minibus

  • N73: Mapperley, Westdale Lane, Carlton Valley, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park.

Nottingham Community Transport

  • L73: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Carlton Square, Carlton Tesco, Bakersfield
  • L74: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Cavendish Road, Gedling, Carlton Square, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park


Local schools are Parkdale School, Carlton le Willows Academy, Sherwood Academy and The Carlton Academy.

Carlton Central Primary School was founded in the late 19th century but after a piece of masonry fell one night from the roof into the school assembly area in the 1960s, the school was demolished and the council house and the current Carlton Square were built in its place. A new school had been built on Foxhill Road/Carlton Hill and Carlton Central Primary School was relocated there. The new school had originally been intended to replace the deteriorating St. Paul's School on Carlton Hill. St Paul’s was closed in 1983 after many years and attempts to find a new site and financing for a new building were unsuccessful. Carlton Central Primary School is not the only primary school in Carlton. Amongst others, Porchester Junior School (which has recently been extended) is situated at the top of Standhill Road, while Carlton Standhill Infants School[3] is at the opposite end of Standhill Road.

Carlton has a number of pre schools & nurseries including Foxy Creeks Pre School (based in the Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Road), Good Foundations Day Nursery on Station Road and Little Bears Day Nursery on First Avenue.[4]

Carlton is home to the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (also known as MADD).[5] It is one of the UK’s top musical theatre colleges.[citation needed]


St. Paul's Church, Carlton-in-the-Willows was built by Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon and consecrated in 1885. Located at the bottom of Carlton Hill, off Church Street, it is built in the style of a Roman Basilica and resides in the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. See for more details Carlton Pentecostal Church is located opposite the fire station on Station Road.[6]


Carlton Forum from Highfield Drive

Carlton Town Football Club were champions of Northern Counties East Football League Division One in the 2005-2006 season. Carlton Forum is a large leisure centre on Coningswath Road.

Notable peopleEdit

Richard Beckinsale, actor and father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale, was born in Carlton in 1947.


  1. ^ "Gedling ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Carlton Laundry, Carlton". Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Home | Carlton Standhill Infants' School". Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ "home page". Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. ^ "MADD - Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 17 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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