Castle Carlton is a hamlet in the civil parish of Reston (where population details are included) in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south from Louth, and just north from the A157 road.
At Castle Carlton there is a wide moat surrounding a mound on which stood a twelfth-century motte and bailey castle, most likely wooden, founded by Justiciar Hugh Bardolph, who is said to have slain a monster.
The village had established itself as a commercial centre by the thirteenth century, reputedly after Hugh Bardolph developed it as a "new town", and it was sometimes known as Market Carlton. Today it is considered a deserted medieval village, or DMV.
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