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CARLTON HUSTHWAITE

Hambleton parish population estimate: 170 (2000)

 Carlton Husthwaite is a small village to the north of Easingwold, one mile from the A19. The name of the village is derived from four Old English words: carl , meaning "a common man", tun , "enclosure" or "farm", hus "house" and thwaite "ground cleared of forest".

At the time of the Domesday Book survey of 1086, Ulchel had four carucates of land in Carlton to be taxed, and two ploughs. The church dates from the 17th century; the pulpit, with sounding board, is dated 1678. A lovely green in front of the church has a fine chestnut tree in its centre.

The village has several fine houses, the Old Hall, Manor House and the Hall. There is also a fine thatched cottage which was restored in the 1960s and is maintained in beautiful order. Another house of interest is Carlton House - above the door the initials BK and the date 1674 can be seen.

Today there are several businesses in the village - Fox Furniture using English oak in the Old Hall workshop at the top of Croft Lane; a homely and updated restaurant in the Carlton Inn (now renamed as the Carlton Bore); and a very talented blacksmith at the eastern end of Back Lane, who does wrought ironwork, general restoration, and who specialises in fireplaces, domestic and garden ironwork.

John Butler, Carlton Husthwaite 1987,

amended by A E Pook, Carlton Husthwaite 2000


 

  from Baine's Directory of the County of York 1823

 

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CARLTON HUSTHWAITE, in the parish of Husthwaite, wapentake of Birdforth, and liberty of St. Peter's; 6 miles NW. of Easingwold.

Here is a Chapel of Ease. The Rev. J. Winter is the curate. Population 169.

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It's a fact

Sqdn Ldr. Jack Currie was a famous WW2 bomber pilot who lived in our area. Some time after leaving the RAF he got a job as an instructor with the Home Office Defence School situated at Hawk Hills, Easingwold. During these post war years he decided to write his memoirs of his wartime experience as a pilot of a Lancaster Bomber. This book had the title of \"Lancaster Target\" which became very popular and sold in the thousands. He wrote this book whilst visiting the George Hotel in Easingwold in the evening whilst enjoying a pint. Sadly he died much too soon and is now at laid at rest in Easingwold church cemetery where one can view his unusual gravestone which mentions the fact that he was a famous wartime pilot and author. His funeral service was attended by hundreds of people, including the members of the BBC who produced a film of him being interviewed in respect of his wartime period when he was stationed at Wickenby in Lincolnshire.

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