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The Ancient Parish of NORTHALLERTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"NORTHALLERTON, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 8 miles from Bedale. 9 from Thirsk, and 16 from Richmond. This is a brisk market town, pleasantly situated on the side of a rising ground, gently sloping towards the east. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, Feb. 14, for horses and horned cattle, &c. and a week preceding, for horses only; May 5 and 6, for horses, horned cattle, sheep, leather, woollen-cloth, &c. Sept. 5 and 6, for horned cattle, sheep, leather, &c. October 3 and 4, for horned cattle, sheep, &c. second Wednesday in October for cheeses. Principal inns, Golden Lion, and Kings Head. Population 2,626. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to All Saints, in the deanry of Cleveland, (see also below). Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. It returns two Members to Parliament, a priviledge first granted in the 26th Edward I. The Bishop of Durham's Bailiff is the returning officer. --There are 204 burgage houses, 92 of which are the property of the Earl of Harewood, and Herny Peirse Esq." (There is further information for Northallerton).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Brompton
  • Brompton Granges
  • Broomfield
  • Bullamoor Houses
  • Crosby Cote
  • Deighton
  • High Worsall
  • Lazenby Hall
  • Leasecar
  • Romanby
  • Standard Hill

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]

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