Carleton St Peter

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Carleton St Peter
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St Peter, Carleton St Peter
Carleton St Peter is located in Norfolk
Carleton St Peter
Carleton St Peter
Location within Norfolk
Area3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
• Density9/km2 (23/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG338021
Civil parish
  • Carleton St Peter
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR14
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°33′58″N 1°26′59″E / 52.566021°N 1.449852°E / 52.566021; 1.449852Coordinates: 52°33′58″N 1°26′59″E / 52.566021°N 1.449852°E / 52.566021; 1.449852

Carleton St Peter is a hamlet[1] and civil parish in South Norfolk approximately 8 12 miles (13.7 km) south-east of Norwich. There is no village centre but the church provides a reference point and is 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Thurton, and a similar distance south of Claxton, just east of Ashby St Mary.

In the 2001 census Carleton St Peter contained just 15 households and a population of 29 spread across the 3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi) of the parish.[2] The church cannot be reached by road and sits in a small graveyard in the middle of a field reached by a short path between ploughed fields.[3] The tower contains four bells but they cannot be rung.[4]

The parish extends northwards to include the Beauchamp Arms public house on the south bank of the River Yare and the nearby Buckenham Sailing Club. These lie at the end of Ferry Road although the ferry across to Buckenham on the north bank stopped running before World War II.

Between Carleton St Peter and Claxton, on the banks of Carleton Beck, lies Ducan's Marsh, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of the richest areas of unimproved wet grassland in East Norfolk.[5]


  1. ^ Carleton St Peter, South Norfolk - area information, map, walks and more Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  2. ^ Carleton St Peter parish information [South Norfolk Council] Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Carleton St Peter
  4. ^ carleton.htm Archived May 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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