"CARLTON, a parish in the hundred of Willey, in the county of Bedford, 1 mile from Harrold. Olney is its post town. It lies near the river Ouse. The living is a rectory consolidated with that of Chellington, in the diocese of Ely, value £370, in the patronage of Lord Dynevor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Carlton can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 2, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Mary the Virgin, situated about a quarter of a mile from the, village, is, a stone building, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, with some, traces of Norman work, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 4 bells: the font is Transitional, with rude interlaced carving and cable moulding round the basin, and is supported on tall circular columns: the Perpendicular chancel screen, though mutilated, remains, and there is a piscina; north of the chancel was once a chapel : there is a small inscribed brass to Joane Goddard, 1610, and inscribed stones to Thomas Wells, rector, 1642, aged about 100," Rev. Benjamin Rogers, 50 years rector, 1771, and Rev. Henry John Ellman, rector, 1829-62 : there are 140 sittings. The register dates from the year 1554. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- The Baptist chapel was built in 1760, and has a burial ground adjoining. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St. Mary the Virgin are available on microfiche for the period 1554-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Carlton with Chellington. This site is run by the Carlton and Chellington Parish Council. It contains information for those living here, those interested in moving here and those interested in visiting our village.
- A transcript of the Carlton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Carlton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Carlton parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Carlton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP955557 (Lat/Lon: 52.191281, -0.604359), Carlton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The BFHS Project in conjunction with Roll of Honour contains the Carlton St Mary War Memorial transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it.