Northallerton, by Michael Riordan

Northallerton, by Michael Riordan
Northallerton, by Michael Riordan

Published by Sutton in 2005, 128 pages. Paperback (N5737)

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From the rear side cover: Northallerton, the county town of North Yorkshire, is an ancient market town of great history, marked individuality and continuous buoyancy. Even before 1066 it boasted sixty-six 'freemen', had considerable land under its ploughs and held sway over twenty-one villages, including nearby Brompton (Brunton) and Romanby (Romundebi). Later came the royal gifts of four annual fairs, some of which were reputed as among the most thriving in beasts and horses in the whole country, and with the Great North Road running through the town, it was the centre of every military movement between England and Scotland. It continued as a major route centre during the stage­coach era, and when the main railway line came to the town in March 1841 it was firmly established as the North Riding of Yorkshire headquarters with county buildings erected in 1736, 1785 and 1905.

With such a historic pedigree how could a description of Northallerton fail to be both interesting and compelling? After all, it is the vigorous population who have created the lively and successful town.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in the North Yorkshire town, as well as people with a more general interest in the history of this area in times gone by...
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