Place:Carleton in Craven, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameCarleton in Craven
Alt namesCarlentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Carletonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Carleton-in-Cravensource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Carlton-in-Cravensource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Carlton (near Skipton)source: alternate name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.934°N 2.033°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStaincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Skipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Carleton and Carlton are very common names for places in Yorkshire. WeRelate has tried hard to define them in terms of other places nearby. Check your sources carefully. If using a census, refer to the titles at the top of the images themselves and even the area description that ought to be given on page 1 of every census folio. A number of "Carltons" were transferred from the West Riding to North Yorkshire in 1974.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Carleton in Craven is now a small village and civil parish in the Craven District of North Yorkshire, England, and situated just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of the market town of Skipton. The village had a population of 1,118 at the 2011 Census.

Geographically, the village of Carleton in Craven is the most northern village in the South Pennines.

The spelling of the village name, with an 'e', can be seen in a record, dated 1440, mentioning Robert Mosele, a husbandman of the village, who was accused by Robert Blakey of carrying away some of the latter's goods.

Carleton Mill

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Carleton Mill dates to 1861, when it was built for spinning cotton; the mill later housed a mail-order business throughout the 1930s. During the Second World War the Rover company used the building to produce aircraft parts. Shortly after the war, the mill returned to its original use as a textile factory and later produced carpets, eventually closing in November 1999. In 2005 it was converted to luxury apartments by Novo Homes, with 51 apartments in the mill and 26 houses constructed within the grounds.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Carleton in Craven from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CARLTON, a village and a parish in Skipton [registration] district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Aire, near the Leeds and Liverpool canal and the North Midland railway, 2 miles SW of Skipton; and has a post office under Skipton. The parish includes also the hamlet of Lothersdale. Acres: 5,117. Real property: £5,919. Population: 1,506. Houses: 311. The property issubdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £400. Patron: Christ Church, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1859. The vicarage of Lothersdale is a separate benefice. Almshouses founded in 1700, by Mr. Spence, have £281 a year; and a school, founded in 1709, by Elizabeth Wilkinson, has £120."

At the beginning of the 19th century Carleton in Craven was a parish in the Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. As an ancient parish it included the township of Lothersdale. From 1894 until 1974 it was a civil parish in Skipton Rural District. Since the nationwide reorganization of municipalities in 1974 it has been in the Craven District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire West Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
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