Carlton Husthwaite

Carlton Husthwaite is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, about six miles south of Thirsk. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 167, increasing to 180 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Carlton Husthwaite
Village Street, Carlton Husthwaite.jpg
Village Street, Carlton Husthwaite
Carlton Husthwaite is located in North Yorkshire
Carlton Husthwaite
Carlton Husthwaite
Location within North Yorkshire
Population180 (2011 census)[1]
Civil parish
  • Carlton Husthwaite
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTHIRSK
Postcode districtYO7
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°11′01″N 1°14′16″W / 54.183570°N 1.237810°W / 54.183570; -1.237810Coordinates: 54°11′01″N 1°14′16″W / 54.183570°N 1.237810°W / 54.183570; -1.237810


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Carleton in the Yarlestre hundred. At the time of the Norman invasion, the lord of the manor was Ulf of Carleton, subsequently the lands were granted to the Archbishop of York.[2][3]

The etymology of Carlton is derived from a combination the Viking word Carl, meaning free peasants, and the Anglo-Saxon word -ton, meaning farm or settlement. The second part of the name is derived from the Viking words of Hus and thwaite, for houses and meadow respectively.[4]


The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also lies within the Stillington electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the White Horse ward of Hambleton District Council.[5]


The nearest settlements to the village are Birdforth 0.9 miles (1.4 km) to the south-west; Thormanby 1.1 miles (1.8 km) to the south south-west; Husthwaite 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the south-east; Coxwold 2.4 miles (3.9 km) to the east and Thirkleby 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to the north-east.[5]

The 2001 UK Census recorded the population as 167, of which 139 were over the age of sixteen and 82 of those were in employment. There were 72 dwellings of which 38 were detached.[6]

There are a total of thirteen Grade II listed buildings (three II* listed) in the village, including the Church and the K6 style telephone kiosk.[7]


Carlton Husthwaite Church

There is a church in the village, dedicated to St Mary. The Grade II* listed church[8] was erected in 1685 as a chapel of ease, though there may have been an earlier building on the same site.[9] It underwent a renovation in 1885. A Wesleyan Chapel was also built in the village in 1869, but is now a private residence.[3]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Carlton Husthwaite Parish (1170216814)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ Carlton-Husthwaite in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 722. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
  4. ^ "Etymology". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  6. ^ "2001 UK Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Listed Buildings". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Church listing". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  9. ^ "History" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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