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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Northallerton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
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.