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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Drigg and Carleton

Historical Forms

  • Karlton c.1240 Furness
  • Karelton' 1279 Ass
  • Carlton hall 1578 Cocker


Ipm et passim

Carleton Hall is Carlton hall 1578Cocker . Hall Carleton is so named in 1733 (CW x). For the order of the elements, cf. infra 417.v. karlatūn and cf. supra 148, 340. NB (ii, 25) renders this villa rusticorum , 'a town of husbandmen.'