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Status wapentake, liberty

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

It was named after Northallerton (historically Allerton), the county town of the North Riding, and was historically associated with the Bishop of Durham, being an ecclesiastical peculiar until the 19th century.

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

The wapentake also included these detached parts:

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

See also


  1. ^ Guide to Local Administrative Units of England Volume II : Northern England. Royal Historical Society. September 1991. p. 767.  
  2. ^ William Page (editor) (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. ^  

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