Allertonshire

Coordinates: 54°20′17″N 1°25′44″W / 54.338°N 1.429°W / 54.338; -1.429

Allertonshire or Allerton was a wapentake and liberty in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England.[1]

Allertonshire
Yorkshire Administrative Map 1832.png
Map of the wapentakes of Yorkshire in 1832. Allertonshire, including its exclaves, is shown in pale green in the north-centre of the map.
Statuswapentake, liberty

Northallerton, current name of Allerton, was historically associated with the Bishopric of Durham, being an ecclesiastical peculiar and exclave until the 19th century.

The shires central location in the North Riding (1889-1974) and its successor North Yorkshire (1974-present) allowed the town to become the counties' administrative head. The riding also included was also split in Richmondshire and Cleveland.

The contiguous part of the wapentake included the ancient parishes of:[2]

The wapentake also included exclaves of:

The wapentake also included part of the parish of Kirklington,[3] including the vill of Howgrave.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guide to Local Administrative Units of England Volume II : Northern England. Royal Historical Society. September 1991. p. 767. ISBN 0-86193-127-0.
  2. ^ Page, William, ed. (1914). "The wapentake of Allerton or Allertonshire". A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  3. ^ GENUKI. Kirklington: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.
  4. ^ Page, William, ed. (1914). "Parishes: Kirklington". Victoria County History: A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 26 June 2013.