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Saint Bartholomew, the parish church

St Bartholomew is largely 14th century, but two features, a deeply splayed 13th century lancet in the north wall of the chancel and the semi-circular stair turret of the tower which is also suspected to be 13th century, suggest that an earlier church stood on the same site, and the current church was built incorporating parts of it. The chapel north of the chancel was added in the 15th century.

From 1523 to 1955, with a brief interruption at the end of the 17th century, the patronage of St Bartholomew was held by the same family, the Carletons either in direct line or through marriage.

*George Carleton sold the patronage to Sir John Simeon, but his brother Dudley, Viscount Dorchester, bought it back in 1630.

**Fletcher William transferred the patronage to R. Richmond-Watson in 1955, and to Frank D. Wright in 1963.

The many Carleton descendants who did not affect the inheritance of the patronage are not entered on this tree.

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Parish church

Parish church

Parish church

Parish church

Parish church