In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dalton like this:
DALTON, a township in Topcliffe parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the Great North of England railway, 4¼ miles S of Thirsk. Acres, 1, 247. Real property, £1, 709. Pop., 307. Houses, 77. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dalton, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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