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[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]


  • The Monumental inscriptions for Northallerton Upper Cemetery have been transcribed by Robert Walker, along with an index and plan of the sections involved.



Church History


Church Records


Description and Travel





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  • Between 1823 and 1890 the chapelry of Brompton (in this parish) became a parish in its own right. See Brompton Parish.

Memorial Inscriptions


Military Records

  • A book describing the men named on the War Memorials for Northallerton, Romanby and Brompton in World War II (see above) is available.
  • The Northallerton Memorials Project aims to produce a record of the men from Northallerton, Brompton and Romanby, in North Yorkshire, England, who lost their lives in World War One. If anyone has any comments about the site or any further information about these men, or the actions in which they were killed, please contact Steve Metcalfe (email address on website).

Monumental Inscriptions

  • See under "Cemeteries" above.



Town Records