Place:Dalton upon Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameDalton upon Tees
Alt namesDalton-upon-Teessource: spelling variation
Dalton on Teessource: spelling variation
Dalton-on-Teessource: spelling variation
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.467°N 1.544°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoCroft on Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Gilling East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Croft Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Croft on Tees was located
Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: As well as Dalton upon Tees, there are also Dalton (near Kirkby Ravensworth and Dalton (near Thirsk) in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Dalton upon Tees was originally a township in the ancient parish of Croft on Tees in the Gilling East Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Dalton upon Tees was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Croft Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Richmondshire District.

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Dalton-on-Tees is a village and is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the Richmondshire District of North Yorkshire, England, near the boundary with County Durham. According to the 2001 UK census there were 239 people living in the parish in 90 houses. The population (now including Eryholme) had increased to 303 by the time of the 2011 UK Census.

The village is situated just off the A167 road between Darlington and Northallerton, and is 1½ miles south of the village of Croft on Tees. The village overlooks, to the east, a meander of the River Tees.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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