Carlton in lindrick

Coordinates: 53°22′N 1°07′W / 53.36°N 1.12°W / 53.36; -1.12


Carlton-in-Lindrick war memorial
Population 5,623 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SK5885
Civil parish Carlton-in-Lindrick
District Bassetlaw
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Worksop
Postcode district S81
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Bassetlaw
List of places

Carlton-in-Lindrick is a village and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) north of Worksop in Nottinghamshire, England. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 5,623.[1]


"Carlton" is a common English placename derived from the Old English for "peasants' town" or "freemen's town". "Lindrick" is the name of the ancient district, most of which is in what is now South Yorkshire.[2]

Parish church

The Church of England parish church of St John the Evangelist is an 11th-century late Saxon building with Norman, 15th-century Perpendicular Gothic[3] and 19th-century Gothic Revival additions.[4] St John's is the most important surviving Saxon or Saxo-Norman building in Nottinghamshire[5] and is a Grade I listed building.[6]

Wallingwells Priory

In the reign of King Stephen (1135–41) a Norman landholder, Ralph de Chevrolcourt (or Caprecuria) founded and endowed a Benedictine priory of nuns in Carlton Park.[7] It seems to have been built in 1140–44.[8] The priory was next to a spring ("juxta fontes et rivum fontium") called Wallingwells and was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. Formally it was called St Mary in the Park but it was generally known as the Priory of Wallingwells.[7]

By 1262 the priory had certain rights in Carlton's parish church of St John the Evangelist, and also the parish churches of St Wilfrid, Cantley and All Saints, Mattersey.[7] The nuns were very poor so Godfrey Ludham, Archbishop of York granted the priory 18 bovates of land in Carlton parish.[7] The nuns were still poor, so in 1273 St Wilfrid's Cantley was appropriated to the priory so that the nuns would receive its tithe income.[7] Archbishop Godfrey's successor, Walter Giffard, assented to the grant and commended the devoutness of the nuns.[7] A Taxation Roll of 1291 records the Priory as holding temporalities at "Handsworth Woodhouses".[7]

Henry VIII's Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535 records the priory as holding not only its rectories of Carlton and Cantley and land at Handsworth, but also lands at Gildingwells, Gringley and "Willourne".[7] In 1536 Henry VIII's agents Thomas Legh and Richard Layton visited the priory and found no slander or scandal to report against it.[7] The priory was a small religious house, and therefore was to have been dissolved under the Suppression of Religious Houses Act 1535, which was Parliament's first act for the Dissolution of the Monasteries. However, the prioress, Margaret Goldsmith, bought off the Crown officials with a payment equal to the priory's income for more than a year.[7]

In June 1537 Goldsmith demised the priory and its estates to a Richard Oglethorp for 21 years, retaining only the priory church and buildings for the nuns to use.[7] Two years later Parliament passed the Suppression of Religious Houses Act 1539. In December of that year the Wallingwells Priory surrendered to the Crown, which pensioned off the prioress, her sub-prioress and seven other nuns.[7] No visible remains of the priory survive.[9]

Methodist chapel

A Wesleyan chapel was built in Carlton in 1861.[4] It is now Carlton Methodist Church.[10]

Carlton Mill

Carlton Mill is a 19th-century corn mill, water-powered and with an auxiliary steam engine.[11] It now only holds flower shows yearly. It is private property.


Carlton has a civic centre[12] and two pubs: the Blue Bell and the Sherwood Ranger.



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