English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of St John Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • Karleton by Egremond 1363 Ipm
  • Carleton ib. et passim
  • apud le Stanne Crosse t.Ed3 Cocker t.Eliz


This represents karlatún , the Scandinavian equivalent of OE  ceorla tún , 'tūn of the ceorls,' or 'peasants.' Cf. Carleton supra 231 and infra 377.