This village and parish lies 7 miles north-east of Grantham, 19 miles south of Lincoln and 9 miles west of Sleaford. The parish covers about 1,370 acres. Normanton parish is just to the north, with Honington parish to the south and Ancaster parish to the east.
The village of Carlton Scroop is built on the Cliff range of hills. The Honington Beck flows just south and east of the village. If you are planning a visit:
Carlton Scroop is on the A607 north out of Grantham.
The railway that used to serve Carlton Scroop has been dismantled and removed.
The Sudbrook Moor Golf Club is just south-east of the village.
The name is Old Scandanvian karl plus Old English ton, giving us "farmstead of the freemen or peasants" with the manorial name of the SCROPE family added on in the 14th century. The parish is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as Carletune. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]