Monument record MLI85912 - Settlement of Carlton-Le-Moorland


The settlement of Carlton-Le-Moorland has its origins in the early medieval period and survives to the present.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 1000 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

62990 A manor belonging to Drew de Beurere was recorded in the Domesday Book. There were 9 sokemen, 9 villeins and 10 bordars were documented, making a minimum population of 28. A church and a priest were also recorded (see 62991). {1} The name is a partially Scandinavianised form of 'Ceorlatun', meaning 'the village of the free peasants, husbandmen'. This is derived from the Old English 'ceorl' meaning a 'free peasant, a freeman below the class of noble'. The first element was replaced by the cognate Old Norse 'Karl'. {2} The number of households recorded in the Diocesan Returns of 1563 was 38. {3} Enclosure was in 1701. {4} The population in Carlton-Le-Moorland in the late seventeenth-early eighteenth century was around 48 families. {5} The population in 1801 was 258, and 254 in 1901. The population peaked at 409 in 1851. {6}

Sources/Archives (6)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 30/27.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. page 29.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. Appendix 1.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. page 335.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: R.E.G. Cole. 1913. Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolniensis sub Episcopis Gul: Wake et Edm: Gibson A.D.1705-1723. Part 1: Archdeaconries of Lincoln and Stow. page 29.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 362.



Grid reference Centred SK 9070 5800 (498m by 514m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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