Carlton, Richmondshire

Carlton is a village in the civil parish of Carlton Town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2011 Census it had a population of 232.[1] Carlton Town, the formal name of the civil parish, distinguishes the parish from the adjacent civil parish of Carlton Highdale, historically part of the manor of Carlton.[2] The village is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, near the River Cover in Coverdale.

Carlton in Coverdale.jpg
Carlton is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population232 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE068847
• London200 mi (320 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Carlton Town
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLeyburn
Postcode districtDL8
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°15′29″N 1°53′45″W / 54.25812°N 1.89592°W / 54.25812; -1.89592Coordinates: 54°15′29″N 1°53′45″W / 54.25812°N 1.89592°W / 54.25812; -1.89592
Carlton Castle

Carlton is the largest village in Coverdale and it has a public house, the Forester's Arms, and a village hall. It was also home to the "Coverdale Bard", Henry Constantine, and an 1861 inscription in his memory is above the entrance to Flatts Farm.[3]

In 2011 the Forester's Arms was purchased by the local community.[4]

To the east is the medieval motte of Carlton Castle.

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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Carlton Town Parish (1170217126)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ Page, William, ed. (1914). "Parishes: Coverham". A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  3. ^ Scholes, Ron. Landmark Visitor Guide Yorkshire Dales. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Local pub bought by co-operative", Press Reports, Coverdale Community Pub, quoting the Darlington & Stockton Times, 22 July 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012

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