From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

St.Mary's church, Carlton-le-Moorland, Lincs. - - 57315.jpg
Church of St Mary, Carlton-le-Moorland
Carlton-le-Moorland is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population565 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK906581
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN5
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°07′00″N 0°39′00″W / 53.116667°N 0.65°W / 53.116667; -0.65Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 0°39′00″W / 53.116667°N 0.65°W / 53.116667; -0.65

Carlton-le-Moorland, is a long-established village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, between the town of Newark-on-Trent and the city and county town of Lincoln. The parish population at the 2011 census was 565.[1]


Carlton-le-Moorland is listed in the Domesday Book as having of 29 households, 255 acres (1.0 km2) of meadow, and a church.[2]

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Mary. It dates from the 11th century, but the nave and tower were rebuilt in the late 16th century. It was restored in 1890–1891 by C. Hodgson Fowler. The font is from the 12th century.[3] Outside, the Grade II listed lychgate was installed in 1918 as a war memorial.[4]

St Lazarus Hospital, a leper colony in Carlton-le-Moorland founded before 1180, was maintained by the Order of Saint Lazarus. It is not known when it closed.[5] According to England and the Crusades, 1095–1588, Nigel of Amundeville gave land at Carlton-le-Moorland to the brethren of the Order of Burton Lazars about 1242, probably because some of his family suffered from leprosy. His father, Ralf, had given land in 1180 for the same purpose, as did his brother Elias, whose own daughter was a sufferer.[6]

The Knights Templar and a monastic order owned lands in and around the parish in the Middle Ages. Eventually the Disney family, with its main branch in Norton Disney, acquired the local estates that had been monastic holdings in the 16th century. There are Disneys buried in the church. There used also to be a manor house opposite the church, where the Disneys lived before moving to Somerton Castle.[citation needed]


The parish council owns the village hall, the playing fields, and "The Sands", an area of amenity land and allotments. Over the last couple of decades, the village has undergone some housing development.[citation needed] It has a pub called the White Hart.


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ Carlton le Moorland in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Marys, Carlton le Moorland (1360553)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1168108)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Lazarus Hospital (326121)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  6. ^ Tyerman, Christopher (1996). England and the Crusades, 1095–1588. University of Chicago Press. pp. 205–206. ISBN 978-0-226-82013-2. Retrieved 7 August 2011.

External links[edit]