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Alternative names: Carlton-cum-Chellington

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Carlton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Carleton, or Carlton, a parish in the hund. of Willey, union and county of Bedford; 4½ miles north-east of Olney, bounded on the west by the river Ouse. Living, a rectory consolidated in 1709 with that of Chellington, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £15 6s. 8d.; gross income £420. Tithes commuted in 1805. Patron, in 1835, Hon. G. R. Trevor. There are a Baptist chapel here, and 3 Sunday schools. Pop., in 1801, 376; in 1831, 424. Houses 87. Acres 1,530. A. P. £1,497. Poor rates, in 1837, £37

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Carlton, 7 m. N.W. Bedford. P. 444

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Carlton Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

Parish Registers




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  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bedford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Clapham
  • Poor Law Union: Bedford
  • Hundred: Willey
  • Province: Canterbury