Place:Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, England

NameCarlton in Lindrick
Alt namesWallingwellssource: very small parish surrounded by Carlton in Lindrick
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.36°N 1.12°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBassetlaw Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWapentake in which the place was located
Blyth and Cuckney Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1925
Worksop Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Carlton in Lindrick is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw District about 3 miles (5 km) north of Worksop in Nottinghamshire, England. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 5,623 (including Wallingwells, see below).

"Carlton" is a common English placename derived from the Old English for "kings' town" or "freemen's town". "Lindrick" is the name of the ancient district, most of which is now located in South Yorkshire. The word "Lindrick" denotes the "land of the limes" (or lindens, a type of tree].

St John the Evangelist's Church is an 11th-century late Saxon building with Norman, 15th-century Perpendicular Gothic and 19th-century Gothic Revival additions. St John's is the most important surviving Saxon or Saxo-Norman building in Nottinghamshire and is a Grade I listed building.

A Wesleyan chapel was built in Carlton in 1861. It is now Carlton Methodist Church, as part of the Trinity Methodist Circuit.


Wallingwells is a small civil parish and hamlet in the Bassetlaw District, with a population at the 2001 census of 22. The population remained less than 100 at the 2011 census. It lies about five miles north of Worksop.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wallingwells.

Wallingwells Priory

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In the reign of King Stephen (1135–41) a Norman landholder, Ralph de Chevrolcourt (or Caprecuria) founded and endowed, possibly about 1140-1144) a Benedictine priory of nuns in Carlton Park. The priory was next to a spring ("juxta fontes et rivum fontium") called Wallingwells and was dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. Formally it was called St Mary in the Park, but it was generally known as the Priory of Wallingwells.

By 1262 the priory had certain rights in Carlton's parish church of St. John the Evangelist, and also the parish churches of St Wilfrid's, Cantley and All Saints, Mattersey. Eventually the nuns received the tithe income of the priory and its lands.

Henry VIII's Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535 records the priory as holding not only its rectories of Carlton and Cantley and land at Handsworth, but also lands at Gildingwells, Gringley on the Hill and "Willourne".[9] In 1536 Henry VIII's agents Thomas Legh and Richard Layton visited the priory and found no slander or scandal to report against it. The priory was a small religious house, and therefore was to have been dissolved under the Suppression of Religious Houses Act 1535, which was Parliament's first act for the Dissolution of the Monasteries. However, the prioress, Margaret Goldsmith, bought off the Crown officials with a payment equal to the priory's income for more than a year.

In June 1537 Goldsmith demised the priory and its estates to a Richard Oglethorp for 21 years, retaining only the priory church and buildings for the nuns to use. Two years later Parliament passed the Suppression of Religious Houses Act 1539. In December of that year the Wallingwells Priory surrendered to the Crown, which pensioned off the prioress, her sub-prioress and seven other nuns. No visible remains of the priory survive.

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