Carleton Rode

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Carleton Rode
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All Saints, Carleton Rode
Carleton Rode is located in Norfolk
Carleton Rode
Carleton Rode
Carleton Rode shown within Norfolk
Area 10.91 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Population 785 (2011)[1]
• Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM114926
Civil parish
  • Carleton Rode
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR16
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°29′24″N 1°06′49″E / 52.489993°N 1.113567°E / 52.489993; 1.113567Coordinates: 52°29′24″N 1°06′49″E / 52.489993°N 1.113567°E / 52.489993; 1.113567

Carleton Rode is a village (2011 population 785) 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).[1]

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 [2] by the King. The manor given to Roger[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  1. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 1111 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes."
  4. ^ "Carleton Rode parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
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