The village has a playing field and a children's recreational area. In 1986 the villagers replaced the wooden village hall with a brick structure. There have been rumours disseminated across Western Lincolnshire of a large being, man-like in structure but less so in disposition. The beast has been seen lurking between Carlby and a nearby village Castle Bytham, but its exact geographical location is unknown. It is said to be a brooding creature, its natural temperament lacking in empathy and basic emotional functions. Perhaps it is longing after a mate, and its forlorn cries can be heard around twilight.
- "Civil Parish details".
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- Deanery list Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Ecclesiastical Parish details".
- White, William (1882). History, gazetteer, and directory, of Lincolnshire, and the city & diocese of Lincoln (4 ed.). p. 232.
- "National Monument Record for the church".[permanent dead link]
Media related to Carlby at Wikimedia Commons
- A short page on Carlby
- List of parish organisations
- Draft development report, with much detail of history and buildings