Carleton, Lancashire

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The Castle Gardens, Carleton (geograph 2842759).jpg
The Castle Gardens public house
Carleton is located in the Borough of Wyre
Shown within Wyre Borough
Carleton is located in the Fylde
Shown on the Fylde
Carleton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD330393
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtFY6
Dialling code01253
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°50′46″N 3°01′01″W / 53.846°N 3.017°W / 53.846; -3.017Coordinates: 53°50′46″N 3°01′01″W / 53.846°N 3.017°W / 53.846; -3.017

Carleton is a village on the coastal plain of the Fylde in Lancashire, England. It consists of Great Carleton, Little Carleton, Norcross and Whiteholme 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 generally considered a suburb of the town. It falls within the Borough of Wyre, though it borders the Blackpool unitary authority area immediately to the west.

Shops and amenities[edit]

Shops and restaurants in Carleton include The Castle Gardens pub, Suda Thai restaurant and takeaway, Gleaves newsagents, a fish and chip shop, convenience store, barbers, several hairdressers, a dry cleaners, a chemist and A GP surgery.


Carleton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Carlentun.[1] 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.[2] Its area was estimated in that survey to be four carucates of land and it was owned by Earl Tostig.[3][4] In the 12th century, Carelton was owned by Gilbert Fitz Reinfred, and in the 13th century, by Emma de St. John.[4]

A free school, Carleton St Hilda's C of E Primary School, was founded in 1604 and is still open today.[5]

Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery opened in 1935.


Carleton is an electoral ward in the parliamentary constituency of Wyre and Preston North. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 4,061.[6] 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.[7] St Hilda's is part of the ecclesiastical parish of St Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde in the Diocese of Blackburn.[8] St Martin's is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster.



  1. ^ "Carleton and Little Carleton, Lancashire, Yorkshire", Domesday Book, The National Archives, 1086, retrieved 7 September 2010
  2. ^ Mills (1998), p. 71
  3. ^ Farrer & Brownbill (1912), pp. 228-231
  4. ^ a b Porter (1876), p. 280
  5. ^ Porter (1876), p. 284
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Carleton, Lancashire Genealogy", GENUKI, 30 June 2010, retrieved 12 September 2010
  8. ^ "Church Details: Carleton St Hilda of Whitby",, Diocese of Blackburn, archived from the original on 28 September 2011, retrieved 31 May 2011


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