Carleton Rode Community Groups

Carleton Rode History Group

March 17, 2024 - 04:42:11

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Carleton Rode History Group is getting a book together on the history of Carleton Rode. We would love any information - and especially photographs - about flax growing, the workhouse, wells, mills, the shutter telegraph and anything else that you think might be useful. You may have documents or artefacts - even something you might have dug up in the garden! Everything will help round out the picture, whether or not it makes it into the final draft.


Carleton Rode History Group holds regular meetings in the village hall which have included speakers on subjects as varied as the history of footpaths, pargetting, dyeing with woad and the story of the redoubtable Miss Savidge – subject of the book Miss Savidge Moves Her House by Christine Adams – who not quite single-handedly moved her medieval hall house from Ware in Hertfordshire to Wells next the Sea on the north Norfolk Coast.


Friday 22nd March- This month Stuart Burgess will be talking to us about 'Fritton And Narford Lakes and The Duplex Tanks.'


Meet 7.30pm at Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall £5 (£4 members) includes refreshments. 

Carleton Rode is the site of ancient settlements and both Bronze Age and Roman artefacts have been discovered in the locality. The History Group website provides more details about the Carleton Rode Hoard and the village digs carried out by Carenza Lewis and her team for Access to Archaeology. There is also a page with photographs of the village in the past.

Email address is 

Inspiring Souls

This project was undertaken as part of the First World War centenary commemorations. Using the vast amount of material gathered by Simon and Penny, as they initially researched the men recorded on the War Memorial and then expanded out to other Carleton Rodeans who served in the First World War,  a QR coded trail was created through the village and an archive of online information about those men and their families. A fantastic insight into the impact of WW1 on a rural community.

To find out more visit the website here.

For more information contact Pat Graham on 01953 860294 or Sally Hatcher on 01953 789464