Place:Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameNorthallerton
Alt namesNorthallertonsource: from redirect
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates54.333°N 1.433°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoGilling East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Allerton Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which Northallerton is now located
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Northallerton is a market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Vale of Mowbray and at the northern end of the Vale of York. It had a population of 15,741 according to the 2001 census,[1] which had risen to 16,832 in 2011. It has served as the county town of the North Riding of Yorkshire and since 1974, of North Yorkshire. Northallerton is made up of four wards, North, Broomfield, Romanby and Central.

There has been a settlement at Northallerton since Roman times, however its growth in importance began in the 11th century when King William II gifted land to the Bishop of Durham. Under the Bishop's authority Northallerton became an important centre for religious affairs. It was also a focus for much conflict in subsequent years between the English and the Scots, most notably the Battle of the Standard, nearby in 1138, which saw losses of as many as 12,000 men.

In later years trade and transport became more important. The surrounding area was discovered to have large phosphorus reserves which brought industry to Northallerton due to the easy trade routes. Lying on the main route between Edinburgh and London it became an important stopping point for coaches travelling the route, eventually superseded by the growth of the railways in the 19th century. Lying in the centre of a large rural area Northallerton was established as a market town in 1200 by Royal Charter, and there is still a market in the town today.

It continues to be a major retail centre for the local area. As the administrative centre for Hambleton district and the county of North Yorkshire, the councils, and several other associated public sector organisations have their headquarters in the town.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Northallerton.

Northallerton was originally an ancient parish in Allerton Wapentake in the North Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Northallerton and its five townships of Brompton (near Northallerton), Deighton (near Northallerton), High Worsall, Romanby and Thornton le Beans (which it shared with North Otterington) became civil parishes. In 1894 Northallerton became an urban district and the former township became parts of the surrounding rural districts.

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