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East Carleton

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"CARLETON, (EAST) 5 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 310 souls, and 1116 acres of land. Sir J.P. Boileau, W. Hurnard, Esq., and the Revs. J.H. Steward and G. Preston, own most of the soil, but the Norwich Charity Trustees (formerly the Corporation,) are lords of the manor of East Carlton-with-Hethel, which they hold by the service of carrying yearly to the "royal household" 24 herring-pies, but none have been presented since 1834. Here is another manor, called Carlton-Curzon and Peverels, of which the Rev. J.H. Steward is lord. East Carlton was anciently two parishes, and had two Churches, standing within 50 yards of each other; but St. Peter's was dilapidated in 1550, and only a few fragments of it now remain; though its discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831, at £138, is still continued as a sinecure, in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Samuel Barker, of Lakenheath, Suffolk. St. Mary's is a small building, with a short square tower and wooden spire, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4, and in 1831, at £181, in the gift of the Norwich Charity Trustees, and incumbency of the Rev. Robert John Francis." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled East Carlton.

See also Carleton Forehoe, Carleton Rode and Carleton St Peter.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
    There was a church dedicated to St Peter but this was dilapidated in 1550.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Picture of the church.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), East Carleton was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

East Carleton is in Humbleyard Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Humbleyard Hundred
Description of Humbleyard Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG177021 (Lat/Lon: 52.572907, 1.211927), East Carleton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012134167
18112444198
18214851262
18316264314
184163--310
185164--284
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186156--244
18717070289
18816565284
18916464281
19016566287
1911--69291

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.