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Allerston, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Allerston, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The parish lies near the river Derwent, ½ mile from Wilton station on the branch of the N.E.R., and 6 miles E of Pickering, the post town and telegraph office; Thornton-le-Dale, 2½ miles distant, is the money order office. Acreage, 10,043; population, 373. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Ebberston, in the diocese of York; joint gross yearly value, £293 with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of York. The church, which is ancient and in the Norman style, was thoroughly restored in 1882. Cross-cliff is a hamlet in this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAllerston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPickering 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Allerston from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO18
Post TownPickering