Carlton, Rothwell

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Post town WAKEFIELD
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53°44′24″N1°29′25″W / 53.740000°N 1.490200°W / 53.740000; -1.490200 Coordinates: 53°44′24″N1°29′25″W / 53.740000°N 1.490200°W / 53.740000; -1.490200

Carlton is a village in the south of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England, about 6 miles (13 km) from Leeds city centre.

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Geography

Carlton has a Wakefield WF3 postal address.

Carlton was previously part of Rothwell Urban District. Today it sits in the Rothwell ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.

It is celebrated for its rhubarb growing, and is at the centre of the Rhubarb Triangle. Due to Carlton's rhubarb growing and farming heritage, the area has seen a recent influx of Eastern European migrants, who make a living working on the numerous farms.

Etymology

The name of Carlton is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Carlentone. [1] As with the nearby example of West Carlton and East Carlton in Yeadon, the name comes from the Old Norse word karla (genitive plural of karl 'commoner, churl') and the Old English word tūn ('estate'). Thus it once meant 'estate owned by commoners'. The Old Norse form karla may be based on an earlier Old English name *ceorla tūn, of the same meaning. [2]

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References

  1. Carlentone in the Domesday Book . Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. Harry Parkin, Your City's Place-Names: Leeds, English Place-Name Society City-Names Series, 3 (Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 2017), p. 33.