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Coordinates: 52°58′N 1°07′W / 52.96°N 1.11°W / 52.96; -1.11

Carlton
Carlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Carlton

 Carlton shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK6041
District Gedling
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG4
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gedling
List of places: UK • England • Nottinghamshire

Carlton is a suburb to the east of the city of Nottingham in the borough of Gedling. It is close to Sneinton, Bakersfield, Mapperley, and St Anns. It is near the River Trent and has an NG4 postcode.

The main shopping street is Carlton Hill, which has several shopping chains, and smaller shops such as newsagents, chemists, and grocers. There is also a fairly large shopping area in Carlton Square, the traditional centre of Carlton (which is currently undergoing redevelopment) and where Carlton Urban District Council was based before Carlton became part of Gedling Borough council in 1974. Before then the area was used by Carlton Central Primary School for almost a hundred years up until the 1960s. After a piece of masonry fell one night from the roof into the school assembly area the school was demolished and the council house and the current Carlton Square was built in its place. Fortunately a new school had been built on Foxhill Road/Carlton Hill, and Carlton Central Primary School was relocated there. The new school had originally been built to replace the deteriorating St Paul's School on Carlton Hill. St Paul's was closed in 1983 after many years and attempts to find a new site and financing for a new building were unsuccessful, leaving Carlton Central Primary School as the only primary school in Carlton. Now there is also 'The Sacred Heart' Roman Catholic primary school situated on Southcliffe Road, this was formerly known as 'St Augustines'.

There is a railway station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. Local schools are Parkdale School, Carlton-le-Willows School, the Gedling School and the Wheldon School and Sports College (next to the large Carlton Forum Leisure Centre on Coningswath Road). There is a Tesco supermarket on Carlton Hill which was built on top of where St Paul's Primary School stood from around 1880 until 1983. The school itself was built next to a 17th century graveyard, which was relocated when the Tesco supermarket was built. The rector of St Paul's performed an exorcism and there have been no reports since.

Carlton is also where the Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama (also known as MADD) is based. It is one of the UK's top musical theatre colleges.

House prices in Carlton are on a par with most of Nottingham, ranging from £80,000 to around £250,000.

Its most famous resident was the actor Richard Beckinsale, who was born there in 1947.

Carlton Town Football Club were champions of Northern Counties East Football League Division One in the 2005-2006 season.

Bus services

Nottingham City Transport

  • 21: Nottingham - Thorneywood - Carlton Valley
  • 23/24: Nottingham - Sneinton - Bakersfield - Carlton
  • 25: Nottingham - Carlton - Gedling - Mapperley - Arnold
  • 25B: Nottingham - Carlton - Gedling - Mapperley
  • 26: Lowdham - Burton Joyce - Carlton - Nottingham
  • 27: Nottingham - Carlton
  • N27: Nottingham - Carlton - Mapperley

Veolia (Dunn-Line)

  • 154: City Hospital - Arnold - Plains Estate - Mapperley - Carlton - Netherfield - Victoria Park - Colwick Industrial Estate
  • 155: Victoria Park - Netherfield - Gedling - Carlton - Netherfield - Victoria Park
  • Premiere Travel
  • S10: Sneinton - Thorneywood - Carlton - Netherfield - Victoria Park

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