Little Carlton



  • The parish was in the Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 630
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3407
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Edith.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1837.
  • The church seated 150.
  • The last church service was held here in 1978.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in March, 1981. The building was demolished and the site added to the churchyard in December, 1987.
  • John FIRTH has a photograph of the churchyard entrance on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1726.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Free Methodists (later "United Methodists") built a chapel in the parish in 1854. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Little Carlton is both a village and a parish which sits on the Eue River. Legbourne parish lies 3 miles to the west, Manby parish to the north and the town of Louth 5.5 miles to the west. The parish covers about 950 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1200 arterial road between Louth and Saltfleetby and turn south through Manby to reach the village.
  • Watch for the Village Sign as photographed by John FIRTH, taken in 2010.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

Military History

  • John READMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • Here is a photo of the Little Carlton War Memorial provided by Stuart HALES:


  • Here is a photo of the War Memorial brass plaque in the church, provided by Stuart HALES:



Stuart HALES also provides this biographic sketch of Joseph Wilson PARISH in a Portable Document File (Adobe Reader required).


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey division of the county in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
  • In March, 1888, this parish was reduced in size to give the "Gillwoods" portion to North Reston Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings every other Wednesday.


Year Inhabitants
1801 75
1811 105
1831 131
1841 135
1871 187
1881 169
1891 135
1901 125
1911 122
1921 99
1931 106