Carlton, Rothwell

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Carlton
Carlton-rhubarb.jpg
Village sign showing rhubarb, with rhubarb plants in foreground
Carlton is located in West Yorkshire
Carlton
Carlton
Carlton shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE337271
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Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWAKEFIELD
Postcode districtWF3
Dialling code0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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53°44′24″N 1°29′25″W / 53.740000°N 1.490200°W / 53.740000; -1.490200Coordinates: 53°44′24″N 1°29′25″W / 53.740000°N 1.490200°W / 53.740000; -1.490200

Carlton is a village in the south of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England, about 6 miles (13 km) from Leeds city centre. It has a Wakefield WF3 postal address. It is mentioned as Carlentone in the 1086 Domesday Book.

Carlton was previously part of Rothwell Urban District. Today it sits in the Rothwell ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.

It is celebrated for its rhubarb growing, and is at the centre of the Rhubarb Triangle. Due to Carlton's rhubarb growing and farming heritage, the area has seen a recent influx of Eastern European migrants, who make a living working on the numerous farms.

There are also areas known as West Carlton and East Carlton to the north west of Leeds, near Leeds Bradford International Airport, Yeadon.

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