Map of the wapentakes of Yorkshire in 1832. Allertonshire, including its exclaves, is shown in pale green in the north-centre of the map.
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:
The wapentake also included exclaves of:
- the extra parochial area of Hutton Conyers
- the parish of West Rounton
- the parish of Sessay
- the Yorkshire part of the parish of Sockburn (townships of Girsby and Over Dinsdale)
- Guide to Local Administrative Units of England Volume II : Northern England. Royal Historical Society. September 1991. p. 767. ISBN 0-86193-127-0.
- 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.
- GENUKI. Kirklington: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.
- 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.