Little Carlton

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Little Carlton
St.Edith's churchyard, Little Carlton, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 108077.jpg
Church of St Edith's churchyard, Little Carlton
Little Carlton is located in Lincolnshire
Little Carlton
Little Carlton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population129 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF398854
• London130 mi (210 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°20′52″N 0°06′00″E / 53.347642°N 0.099942°E / 53.347642; 0.099942Coordinates: 53°20′52″N 0°06′00″E / 53.347642°N 0.099942°E / 53.347642; 0.099942

Little Carlton is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) east from the town of Louth.

An Anglo-Saxon settlement dating from the 7th-century was discovered in the village after a local metal detectorist found a wide range of metal artifacts including twenty styli, coins, pins and trade weights and a lead tablet engraved with the female Anglo-Saxon name 'Cudberg' An investigation by the archaeology department of Sheffield University found butchered animal bones. Dr Hugh Wilmott from the University said the finds suggest the settlement was a "high-status trading site and not an ordinary village".[2][3]

The church was dedicated to St Edith and was largely rebuilt in 1837. It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in 1981 and closed.[4] Despite it being Grade II listed in 1986,[5] it was demolished in 1993. Excavation work and a survey were carried out during the demolition, during which a number of blocked doorways and windows were identified.[6] Part of a late 10th-century or early 11th-century grave cover was used as rubble-fill in the south wall of the nave between the two main windows.[7][8]

Little Carlton had a windmill and watermill.[9] The watermill was built in 1820 by J. Saunderson, engineer of Louth, for Joseph Bond.[9] It last worked in 1847 and is Grade II listed. Most of the machinery is missing.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ Hays, Brooks (2 March 2016). "Archaeologists find Anglo-Saxon island settlement in England". UPI. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Anglo-Saxon 'island' unearthed in Lincolnshire field". BBC News Online. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ "St Ediths South Carlton". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Church of St. Edith, Little Carlton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  6. ^ "St Edith's Church, Little Carlton". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Anglo-Saxon grave cover from St Edith's Church, Little Carlton". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "St Edith's Church (1086243)". PastScape. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Water Mill, Little Carlton". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Watermill and Wheel at Little Carlton Mill House, Little Carlton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 June 2011.

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