Carlton, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates: 52°57′58″N 1°05′06″W / 52.966°N 1.085°W / 52.966; -1.085

Carlton
Carlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Carlton
Carlton
 Carlton shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK6041
District Gedling
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG4
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gedling
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Carlton is a suburb to the east of the city of Nottingham in the borough of Gedling.

History[edit]

In the Domesday Book of 1086, Carlton is referred to as Carentune.

Government[edit]

In 1974 Carlton Urban District Council became part of Gedling Borough council.

Geography[edit]

It is close to Bakersfield, Colwick, Gedling, Mapperley, Netherfield, Sneinton and St Ann's. It is near the River Trent and has an NG4 post code.

Economy[edit]

Like other parts of Nottingham, Carlton grew up with the textile industry in the 19th century. It is now mostly residential.

The main shopping street is Carlton Hill, which has several shopping chains and smaller shops such as newsagents, chemists, and grocers. Carlton Square, the traditional centre of Carlton is today a shopping centre.

Community[edit]

There are numerous areas of grass for children to play on, as the roads tend to be quite busy. Carlton has two leisure centres: Richard Herrod Centre (an indoor bowling centre) on Foxhill Road and Carlton Forum (a swimming pool, gym and all-weather pitches) on Coningswath Road, off Cavendish Road.

Landmarks[edit]

Carlton Laundry on Primrose Road is a Grade II listed building by Watson Fothergill. It was built in 1899 as a laundry and dye works.[1]

Transport[edit]

Carlton railway station is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line.

Buses[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 39: Nottingham - Thorneywood - Carlton Valley
  • 24: Nottingham - Carlton - Westdale Lane - Holyoake Road
  • 25: Nottingham - Carlton - Westdale Lane - Mapperley - Arnold
  • 25B: Nottingham - Carlton - Westdale Lane - Mapperley
  • 26: Nottingham - Carlton - Burton Joyce - Lowdham
  • 27: Nottingham - Carlton
  • N27: Nottingham - Sneinton - Carlton - Gedling - Mapperley
  • 100/N100: Nottingham - Carlton - Burton Road - Burton Joyce - Lowdham - Southwell

Nottingham Minibus

  • 73: Mapperley - Carlton Valley - Netherfield - Victoria Park
  • 74: Victoria Park - Netherfield - Gedling - Carlton - Netherfield - Victoria Park

Silverdale

  • S11: St Ann's - Thorneywood - Carlton Hill - Carlton - Netherfield - Victoria Park

Education[edit]

Local schools are Parkdale School, Carlton le Willows Academy, Sherwood E-ACT Academy and The Carlton Academy.

Carlton Central Primary School was founded in the late 19th century but after a piece of masonry fell one night from the roof into the school assembly area in the 1960s, the school was demolished and the council house and the current Carlton Square were built in its place. Fortunately, a new school had been built on Foxhill Road/Carlton Hill and Carlton Central Primary School was relocated there. The new school had originally been intended to replace the deteriorating St. Paul's School on Carlton Hill. St Paul's was closed in 1983 after many years and attempts to find a new site and financing for a new building were unsuccessful. Carlton Central Primary School is not the only primary school in Carlton. Amongst others, Porchester Junior School (which has recently been extended) is situated at the top of Standhill Road.

Carlton is home to the Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama (also known as MADD).[2] It is one of the UK's top musical theatre colleges.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

St. Paul's Church, Carlton-in-the-Willows was built between 1896 and 1891 by Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon. Carlton Pentecostal Church is located opposite the fire station on Station Road.[3]

Sport[edit]

Carlton Town Football Club were champions of Northern Counties East Football League Division One in the 2005-2006 season. Carlton Forum is a large leisure centre on Coningswath Road.

Notable people[edit]

Richard Beckinsale, actor and father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale, was born in Carlton in 1947.

See also[edit]

  • Carlton, other places with the same name

References[edit]

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