The Anglican parish register for Castle Carlton'sHoly Cross dates from 1571.
Holy Cross Church is in the Louthesk Deanery for which indexes also exist from the Lincolnshire FHS.
The Lincs Archives holds the following registers for Castle Carlton: Chr. 1571-1913; Mar. 1571-1876; Bur. 1571-1886,1940; BTs 1565-1812; 1817-1820.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1878 to replace one built in 1837 and the Free Methodists built their chapel in 1854. There is still a functioning Methodist Church in the village. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in January 2006.
This village and parish are 6 miles south-east of Louth. It covers only about 710 acres (note: boundaries have changed over time). "Castle Carlton" is a hamlet within this parish (although some sources list it as a parish).
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the road from Louth to Alford (the B1373 secondary road). The village is between Legbourne and Withern.
You can take a Photo-tour of the village before arriving.