Northallerton  North Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Northallerton like this:

Northallerton, market town, par., and township, North-Riding Yorkshire, on Sun Beck, affluent of the Wiske, 15 miles SE. of Darlington, 30 miles NW. of York, and 221 miles from London by rail - par., 14,364 ac., pop. 5640; town and township, 3050 ac., pop. 3692; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. ...

North-allerton is the capital of the North-Riding. The industries are not extensive, but include malting, brewing, tanning, and brickmaking. There is a large trade in agricultural produce, a cheese fair, and fairs for horses, cattle, and sheep. Near the town, at the place called Standard Hill, was fought the "Battle of the Standard " (1138), in which the Scottish King David I. was defeated by Thorstan, Archbishop of York. Northallerton returned 2 members to Parl. from 1640 until 1832, and 1 member until 1885.

Northallerton through time

Northallerton is now part of Hambleton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hambleton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Northallerton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Northallerton, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2022

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