Carlton in Cleveland

Carlton in Cleveland is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Middlesbrough. The village is commonly known as Carlton, and is the only village in the civil parish of Carlton.

Carlton in Cleveland
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A road in Carlton
Carlton in Cleveland is located in North Yorkshire
Carlton in Cleveland
Carlton in Cleveland
Location within North Yorkshire
Population399 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ508043
• London210 mi (340 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Carlton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTS9
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°25′55″N 1°13′03″W / 54.43191°N 1.21761°W / 54.43191; -1.21761Coordinates: 54°25′55″N 1°13′03″W / 54.43191°N 1.21761°W / 54.43191; -1.21761

The population of the parish at the 2011 Census was recorded at 399[1] and was estimated at 300 in 2013.[2]

Carlton in Cleveland has a school, Carlton and Faceby Primary School, and a public house, the Blackwell Ox, but no longer has a post office or shop. Carlton Outdoor Education Centre within the village provides activities for children. Successful National Hunt jockey Brian Hughes lives in the village


Carlton was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086.[3] By the 14th century it had become known as Karleton in Clyveland (Carlton in Cleveland),[4] to distinguish the place from other places named Carlton. "Cleveland" refers to the historic region of Cleveland. The village did not form part of the county of Cleveland during its brief existence from 1974 to 1996.

In the Middle Ages it appears that Carlton was a chapelry in the parish of Rudby, but by 1611 Carlton had its own church, and was considered a separate parish. The present church, dedicated to St Botolph, was completed in 1897.[4] It was designed by Temple Moore, and is a Grade II listed building.[5]

The Cleveland Hills which lie to the south of the village are known colloquially as 'Carlton Banks'. They were the site of Alum extraction and a small works. During the 1950s the abandoned workings became a small but popular Motorcycling Scramble track. Adjacent to it is the renowned 'Lord Stones Country Park'.

On 10 August 2003, a thunderstorm dropped 1.9 inches (49 mm) of rain on the village in less than 13 minutes. The recording is held by the Met Office to be the most accurate rainfall measurement in the British Isles.[6][7] The accuracy is maintained because the Meteorological Office have a monitoring station in the village.[8]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Carlton in Cleveland Built-up area (E34004530)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2013. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2016. In the 2011 Census the population of the parish was included with the parishes of Great Busby and Little Busby, and not separately counted.
  3. ^ "Place:Carlton". Open Domesday. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b William Page (1923). "Parishes: Carlton". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2. pp. 232–234. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1294513)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ Cinderey, Mike (13 September 2010). "Wild Weather: The Teesside storm". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  7. ^ Eden, Phillip (2008). Great British Weather Disasters. London: Continuum. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-8264-7621-0.
  8. ^ "North East England: climate" (PDF). October 2016. p. 12. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  9. ^ Swerling, Gabriella (1 June 2018). "Pilot killed in crash was Queen's Lord Lieutenant". The Times (72, 550). p. 5. ISSN 0140-0460.

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