Place:Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameAllerton Mauleverer with Hopperton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.011°N 1.362°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGreat Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1938
Nidderdale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1938-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
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Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton is a civil parish in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England. The parish lies just 5 miles east of the town Knaresborough. The A1(M)motorway runs through the area connecting London and Edinburgh. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 130.

The parish includes the hamlets of Allerton Mauleverer and Hopperton.

Allerton Mauleverer

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Allerton Mauleverer from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ALLERTON-MAULEVERER, a township and a parish in Knaresborough district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township includes Hopperton; and lies on an affluent of the Nidd, at the Allerton [railway] station, 4½ miles ENE of Knaresborough. Acres: 2,300. Real property: £3,639. Population: 283. Houses: 55. The parish includes also the township of Clareton. Post Town, Whixley under York. The property is all in one estate. It belonged anciently to the family of Mauleverer; passed to Lord Galloway; and was sold, since 1785, to successively the Duke of York, Colonel Thornton, and Lord Stourton.

The name Allerton Mauleverer originally meant "Aelfweard's farm/settlement" and referred to the farm held by the Mauleverer family in the 12th century.

The page, Great Ouseburn Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.


The hamlet is situated close to the A59 road, the A1(M) motorway and the A168 road. Cattal railway station is situated just under two miles from the village with services to Leeds, York and Harrogate. The nearest towns are Knaresborough (4 miles) and Wetherby (5 miles).

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Historically, Allerton Mauleverer was an ecclesiastical parish in the Upper division of the Claro Wapentake. From 1894 until 1938, Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton was located in Great Ouseburn Rural District and from 1938 until 1974 in Nidderdale Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Allerton Mauleverer provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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