Carlton in Lindrick


"Carlton-in-Lindrick parish comprises the two townships and constablewicks of Carlton-in-Lindrick (sometimes called South Carlton) and Kingston-in-Carlton, pleasantly situated on the road betwixt Tickhill and Worksop, 4 miles north of the latter. In Saxon times it was of sufficient consequence to have six resident thanes, each having a hall or manor, but these were all possessed by Roger de Busli at the Norman Conquest. The family of Chevercourt held it under him, but their heirs failing, it was divided between the Latimers and the Fitzhughs, from whom it passed to the Dacres, Molyneux, Talors and Cliftons. The Hall, a beautiful modern mansion in a fine vale, a little west of South Carlton, was built by Mrs Ramsden, grandmother to Robert Ramsden Esq., the present lord of the manor, and principal owner. george Savile Foljambe, John Hunt, Edward Challenger and John Vessey Machine Esqs., Mrs Ann Spurr and the rector have estates here, the latter of whom received his portion at the enclosure in 1767, as a commutation of all the tithes of the parish, which contains 1,092 inhabitants and 4,070 acres of land. The church, dedicated to St John, is a handsome gothic edifice, with a tower and three bells, situated at South carlton. It underwent considerable repairs in 1831, when a new south aisle was erected, in unison with the rest of the building, which is in the style that prevailed at the time of Henry VI, and in 1851 a new clock was put up in the church at a cost of £200, by Robert Ramsden Esq. Under the new aisle, Sir Thomas White has formed a spacious family vault. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £15 3s 4d, now at £576. The Archbishop of York is the patron, and the Rev. Charles George Whitaker Smith the incumbent. The rectory is a large, neat mansion near the church." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Worksop will prove useful in your research.



  • The parish was in the Carlton sub-district of the Worksop 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 / 849
1861 R.G. 9 / 2420
1871 R.G. 10 / 3461
1881 R.G. 11 / 3307
1891 R.G. 12 / 2645 & 2646

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.
  • The church dates from the late Saxon era.
  • The church was restored in 1831.
  • The church seats 395.
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
  • Chris MORGAN has a photograph of Saint John the Evangelist from the front on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. John's Church from the rear on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Worksop.
  • Some interesting information from the census was copied into the parish register. [Contributed by John MELLORS.]
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in North Carlton in 1861.
  • Neil Theasby has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2015.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

This village and parish lie 3 miles north of Worksop, up against the Yorkshire border. The parish includes the hamlet of Wigthorpe, just south of the village.

If you are planning a visit to the village:

  • The village is bisected by the A60 trunk road north of Worksop.
  • Watch for the Village Sign shown on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2015.
  • Carlton Lake lies just south-west of the village.
You can see pictures of Carlton in Lindrick which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



  • Roger GEACH has a photograph of the Blue Bell Pub on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2010.
  • The Blue Bell Pub, at 110 High Road, was a good spot to catch up on local gossip. The Pub is still functioning. These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year  Person
1853 Thos. WARD, Jnr., vict.
1869 Mrs. Ann WARD
1881 Josuah MELLORS
1912 Joseph PARKE
  • There was no "Blue Bell" pub prior to 1912 in the Directories, but there was a "New Bell" Pub. It is not known if they are one and the same.
  • Martin DAWESH has a photograph of the Grey Horses Inn on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.
  • The Grey Horses Inn, at The Cross, was established in the 1800s and was popular with travellers. The inn is still functioning and has review website. These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year Person
1853 Charles CALEY, vict.
1869 Mrs. Elizabeth CALEY
1881 John Travis KEMP, grocer
1912 William WATSON

John Travis KEMP, above, was born in Carlton, NTT, circa 1850. He was married to Ann from Worksop.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK592844 (Lat/Lon: 53.35318, -1.112075), Carlton in Lindrick which are provided by:


Medical Records

  • The Worksop, Blyth and Cuckney Isolation Hospital opened here in 1903 to hold up to 16 patients.
  • Hospitals were not required to archive patient records and most are protected by Closure regulations, but administrative and accounting records, as well as photographs, should be in the Archives.

Military History

  • The War Memorial was originally dedicated in February 1921, but was restored and rededicated in September 2009.
  • Steven FAREHAM has a photograph of the War Memorial just north-east of the church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.
  • Graham HOGG also has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Carlton War Memorial, see the Southwell Church History site.

There were 15 names listed for World War One, all of whom died in the conflict. This list is from the Imperial War Museum website:

  1. Ancliff, George Herbert
  2. Clare, Edward
  3. Clayton, Arthur
  4. Dolby, Joe
  5. Haywood, Fred
  6. Hazlehurst, George
  7. Hudson, Gerald
  8. Jackson, George Wallace
  9. Marsden, Frederick
  10. Marsden, Joseph
  11. Mellars, John William
  12. Parker, Sam
  13. Richardson, Frank
  14. Spittlehouse, Horace
  15. Whitehead, James

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but please do NOT ask them to do family history lookups for you.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heaard in the Worksop petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 737
1811 631
1831 974
1841 1,047
1851 1,054
1871 985
1881 1,046
1901 969


Ramsden School on the High Road is named after Squire Ramsden who was responsible for its build prior to 1881 .