South Carlton

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South Carlton
St.John the Baptist's church, South Carlton, Lincs. - - 89172.jpg
Saint John the Baptist's Church, South Carlton
South Carlton is located in Lincolnshire
South Carlton
South Carlton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population168 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK957762
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN1
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°16′28″N 0°33′58″W / 53.274420°N 0.566105°W / 53.274420; -0.566105Coordinates: 53°16′28″N 0°33′58″W / 53.274420°N 0.566105°W / 53.274420; -0.566105

South Carlton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1398 road, approximately 2 miles (3 km) north from the city and county town of Lincoln. The population (including Broxholme) at the 2011 census was 168.[1]


South Carlton church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, and is a Grade I listed building dating from the 12th century with later alterations. After "various 18th and 19th century mutilations"[2] it was almost entirely rebuilt in 1859, mostly by Samuel Sanders Teulon,[3] and, according to Pevsner, presented "an unpromising exterior".[4]

In the north chapel of the church, behind wrought iron railings, is the large alabaster and marble tomb of Sir John (d.1593) and Jane, Lady Monson (d.1625),[2] dating from 1625, by Nicholas Stone.[3] Their son was Sir Thomas Monson, who was an English politician.[citation needed]

A mausoleum for the Monson family was built in 1851 by Watkins, which contains a monument to the sixth Lord Monson (1796–1862) by Bartolini and Bencini.[3]

Near the south porch in the graveyard, is a Grade II listed gravestone to William Sander who died in 1762, on which is inscribed the following:[5]

"Remember, man, as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Therefore prepair [sic] to follow me."


The Monson Free School was founded here in 1678 by Sir John Monson. The current school building dates from 1876, and a nearby stone marks the date of the original. It is now closed.[6]

First World War airfield[edit]

South Carlton Airfield opened in November 1916 with the code XOSQ,[7] and consisted of seven large canvas and brick hangars, and wooden living quarters and offices. In July 1918 it was designated No 46 Training Depot Station and equipped with AV 504, Camel and Dolphin aircraft. It closed in 1920.[8]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 96; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  3. ^ a b c "British Listed Buildings". South Carlton St John the Baptist Church. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 367; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0300096208
  5. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Gravestone St John the Baptist Church. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Monson Free School. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  7. ^ "RAF Lincolnshire Info". South Carlton. Philip Ralph Johnston. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  8. ^ "South Carlton Airfield" (PDF). Burton-by-Lincoln. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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