Carlton-in-Cleveland NZ 39 21
Cleveland Directions: Just off the A172 close to the A19 and about 5 minutes from Stokesley
Status: In use


Contact - Revd. Linda Shipp, Whorlton Vicarage, 18 Church Lane, Swainby, Northallerton DL6 3EA

Tel: 01642 701777


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This St. Botolph's Church is the most northerly of existing churches dedicated to St Botolph since the one at Frosterly no longer stands.

By the 1870ís the old church at Carlton was in a terrible state and was often flooded when the pond at the rear overflowed. A mid-century chronicler, Ord, described the church as a beautiful, quaint building and a delight to worship in.

The Rev. George Sanger came to Carlton and a church in desperate need of repair. He was faced with the challenge of building a new church, a task he took to heart, and a new one was built. In 1882, the night before the dedication, the church burnt down and subsequently Sanger left.

Sanger's successor, Canon Kyle, arrived to find a ruined church.  He worked hard at re-establishing the current church. It was designed by the nationally famous architect, Temple Moor, and was completed in 1897 at a cost of £2336. Canon Kyle later became a Canon of York Minster. At Carlton he was involved in all aspects of life in the village and established the Outdoor Centre. He died in 1943 and his body lies in the churchyard.

This is  a well loved and looked after church, in a small but busy village with one church school, a village hall and an excellent pub! I'm looking forward to visiting the church (and pub!) and taking some of my own pictures.


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Updated 24 June 2007

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