Carleton shown within Lancashire
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Carleton is a village on the coastal plain of the Fylde in Lancashire, England. It consists of Great Carleton, Little Carleton and Norcross and is situated close to the market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. Nearby settlements include Thornton, Bispham and Blackpool. Historically, Carleton was in the parish of Poulton-le-Fylde and is still considered part of Poulton-le-Fylde by some.
Carleton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Carlentun. The name usually means "farmstead or estate of the freemen or peasants", derived from the Old Scandinavian word karl and the Old English word tūn. Its area was estimated in that survey to be four carucates of land and it was owned by Earl Tostig. In the 12th century, Carelton was owned by Gilbert Fitz Reinfred, and in the 13th century, by Emma de St. John.
A free school, Carleton St Hilda's C of E Primary School, was founded in 1604 and is still open today.
Carleton is an electoral ward in the parliamentary constituency of Wyre and Preston North. Since its creation in 2010, Wyre and Preston North has been represented at Parliament by Conservative MP Ben Wallace.
The Anglican church of St Hilda of Whitby and the Roman Catholic church of St Martin de Porres share a site on Fleetwood Road. St Hilda's is part of the ecclesiastical parish of St Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde in the Diocese of Blackburn. St Martin's is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster.
- Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery were opened in 1935.
- 1st Carleton Scout Hut is on Poulton Road.
- There is also a Memorial Hall, Carleton Bowling Club and several parks.
Shops and amenities
Shops and Restaurants in Carleton include The Caste Gardens Pub, Suda Thai Restaurant and Takeaway, Gleeves Newsagents, a Fish and Chip Shops, Convenience Store, Barbers, several Hairdressers, a Dry Cleaners, a Chemist and A GP Surgery.
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- Porter (1876), p. 284
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- Storey, Christine (2001). Poulton-le-Fylde. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2442-4.
- Media related to Carleton, Lancashire at Wikimedia Commons