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Allerston is located in North Yorkshire
 Allerston shown within North Yorkshire
Population 309 
OS grid reference SE878825
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO18
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton (formerly Ryedale)
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Coordinates: 54°13′51″N 0°39′08″W / 54.2309°N 0.6521°W / 54.2309; -0.6521

Allerston is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about five miles east of Pickering. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 309.

There is a village church, St Mary's.

St Johns Church, Allerston

During the 1930s, unemployed men were set to work in Dalby Forest, breaking ground, building tracks, and undertaking other heavy labour. The men lived in a work camp in Low Dalby, which was one of a number of so-called Instructional Centres run by the Ministry of Labour in order to 'harden' young men who had been out of work for some time. By 1938, the Ministry was operating 35 Instructional Centres across Britain, with a total capacity of over 6,000 places. By 1939, though, unemployment was declining in the face of impending war, and the Ministry closed down its work camps.

The Cayley Arms, the village pub and Bed and Breakfast, is named after George Cayley the British Aviation Pioneer, who held lands in the surrounding area.

At the bottom of the village is Ebberston railway station of the now-closed Forge Valley Line. The station is now known as The Old Station and is run as a self-catering holiday accommodation business.[1]

Captain Oates of Antarctic fame once owned a farm in the village.

Several sightings of a monkey like creature swinging from tree to tree and scaring horses have been reported in the woods to the North of the village, although no photographic or any physical evidence has ever been made public.


  1. ^ "Welcome to ‘The Old Station Allerston’". The Old Station. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  • John Field, "Learning Through Labour: Training, unemployment and the state, 1890-1939", Leeds University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-900960-48-5

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