All Saints, Carleton Rode
Carleton Rode shown within Norfolk
|Area||10.91 km2 (4.21 sq mi)|
|- Density||67 /km2 (170 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Carleton Rode|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Carleton Rode is a village (population 727) in Norfolk, England, situated approximately five miles south-east of Attleborough. The village is extremely rural and is spread out over 10.91 square kilometres (4.21 sq mi).
Carleton Rode Voluntary Aided Primary School is, according to a proclamation inside the school, the oldest non-fee paying school in Norfolk.
One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is mentioned amongst the lands given to Roger Bigod  by the King. The manor given to Roger included 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land and two churches. It has some of the oldest buildings in the whole part of England making it a treasure. From 1808 to 1814 Carleton Rode hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth.
Carleton Rode is also home to the GP2 team iSport.
- ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 1111 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
- ^ Roger Bigod held a number of manors including a massive number in Suffolk and here in Norfolk given to him by the King. These included obviously Swardeston, but also included Swainsthorpe, Ketteringham and Colney
- ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes."
- ^ "Carleton Rode parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- ^ isport.com
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