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Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Northallerton is an affluent market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Vale of Mowbray and at the northern end of the Vale of York. It has a population of 15,741 according to the 2001 census. It has served as the county town of the North Riding of Yorkshire and since 1974, of North Yorkshire.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE3794
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01609
Population15,741 (2001 census)

Other names by which Northallerton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Alreton ~ Alvertune ~ Eafertun ~ North Allerton ~ Northalverton

Northallerton, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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