Carlton Towers

Carlton Towers is in Carlton (between Selby and Snaith), North Yorkshire, England. It is a Grade I listed Victorian gothic country house designed by Edward Welby Pugin. It is the Yorkshire home of the Duke of Norfolk.


Though the Duke of Norfolk's family still live in part of the house, it is now largely used for wedding receptions and similar events. It was used as the location of "Hetton Abbey" for the 1988 film version of A Handful of Dust, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.


The character played by Bernard Cribbins in the 1967 film Casino Royale was named "Carlton Towers, CFO" as an in-joke.


Carlton Towers is also the name of several blocks of high rise council flats in the Little London area of Leeds, these are currently being abandoned as homes and residents are being moved out.