Carlton, South Yorkshire

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The church of St John the Evangelist
Carlton is located in South Yorkshire
Carlton shown within South Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE365102
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNSLEY
Postcode district S71
Dialling code 01226
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°35′14″N 1°26′57″W / 53.5873°N 1.4491°W / 53.5873; -1.4491Coordinates: 53°35′14″N 1°26′57″W / 53.5873°N 1.4491°W / 53.5873; -1.4491

Carlton is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.[1][2] It is situated between the villages of Athersley and Royston. The village is part of the Royston, South Yorkshire ward of the Barnsley MBC. It was built up on coking and coal mining industries and now has one of the largest industrial estates within the surrounding area. In the industrial estate lies a glass recycling plant, called Rexam.

Carlton has two Church of England churches and a Methodist chapel, which is now private housing. A Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses serves both the Carlton and Athersley congregations.

An ancient sacred spring or holy well existed near to the modern-day Carlton Road and became associated with St Helen in early Christian times. The name St Helen's was used for a 20th-century secondary school near to the site of the old well (merged with Edward Sheerien School in 1992 to form Carlton Community College). The school is now known as Outwood Academy Carlton.

Carlton has its own village group that is accessible to all villagers.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield (Glossop & Holmfirth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231876. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 

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