Village sign showing rhubarb, with rhubarb plants in foreground
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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.
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.
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- LS26.org.uk - area website
- The ancient parish of Rothwell: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI (Carlton was in this parish).
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