Allertonshire

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Allertonshire Wapentake shown within the North Riding and Yorkshire

Allertonshire or Allerton is a wapentake in the North Riding of Yorkshire and was formerly a liberty belonging to the Bishop of Durham.

The wapentake is named after Northallerton (historically "Allerton"), its chief town. The wapentake was once vested in the Bishop of Durham as a liberty, and remained an ecclesiastical peculiar belonging to Durham until the 19th century.

In 2011, Allertonshire had a population of 22,265.

The wapentake includes the ancient parishes of:

*: Remainder of Hornby in Langbaurgh Wapentake; Great Smeaton township in East Gilling.
: Remainder in Hallikeld wapentake.
: In Birdforth Wapentake.
§: Part of Hutton Sessay in Birdforth wapentake.
: Remainder in County Durham.

Wapentakes of Yorkshire

East Riding: Buckrose • Dickering • Harthill • Holderness • Howdenshire • Ouse and Derwent • North Riding: Allertonshire • Birdforth • Bulmer • East Gilling • Hallikeld • Hang East • Hang West • Langbaurgh • Pickering Lythe • Ryedale • West Gilling • Whitby Strand • West Riding: Agbrigg and Morley (Agbrigg, Morley) • Ainsty • Barkston Ash • Claro • Osgoldcross • Skyrack • Staincliffe and Ewcross (Staincliffe, Ewcross) • Staincross • Strafforth and Tickhill