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Description in 1871:
"CARLTON, a chapelry in Market-Bosworth parish, Leicester; on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, 1½ mile NW by N of Market-Bosworth, and 5 WSW of Bagworth r. station. Post Town, Market-Bosworth, under Hinckley. Acres, 680. Real property, £1,755. Pop., 277. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The chapelry was constituted in 1868. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £173."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72.



  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 602
1861 R.G. 9 / 2263
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Carlton area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was originally dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • The original chapel is said to be "medieval".
  • The church was rebuilt in 1764 after an earlier chapel had burned down.
  • The church was renovated in 1867 and it was re-dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church seats 110.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • And another photo appears at Panoramio.
  • John SALMON has a photograph of St Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.
  • Trevor RICKARD also has a photograph of Church of St. Andrew on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1574 but some sections may have been lost when the chapel burnt down.
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.

Description and Travel

Carlton is a village, a township and a parish just east of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal a little over a mile north of Market Bosworth and 16 miles east of Leicester city. The parish covers about 747 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village is too small to appear on most small scale (large area) maps.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the rather ordinary village sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Carlton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.





  • There is mention of a Manor House in an 1881 directory, but no description.

Military History

  • There is a memorial window in the parish church to the four men who died in World War One, added in 1920.
  • There is also a framed Roll of Honour in the church for World War One listing all who served.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Leicester county and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the western division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Carlton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Bosworth petty sessional hearings.


 Year Inhabitants
1871 252
1881 274
1891 267
1901 199
1911 178
1921 170


  • A Public Elementary School was built in 1847 for 49 children.