Place:Dalton (near Kirkby Ravensworth), North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameDalton (near Kirkby Ravensworth)
Alt namesDalton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.471°N 1.824°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKirkby Ravensworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
West Gilling Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Richmond Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dalton (near Kirkby Ravensworth) is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the Richmondshire District of North Yorkshire, England. Dalton is situated about six miles northwest of Richmond and about five miles southeast of Barnard Castle within the council district of Richmondshire and close to the transpennine trunk road. It was listed in the Domesday book of 1086. The Dalton parish boundary includes the village itself as well the houses at Dalton Heights (off the road to Newsham) plus numerous surrounding farms. The population of the parish was 147 according to the 2001 UK census, increasing to 181 at the 2011 UK census.

Dalton is founded on a farming community, both arable and stock, and nestles on a stream or beck which is a tributary of the River Swale.

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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