It was named after Northallerton (historically Allerton), the county town of the North Riding, and was historically associated with the Bishop of Durham, being an ecclesiastical peculiar until the 19th century.
The contiguous part of the wapentake included the ancient parishes of
The wapentake also included these detached parts:
- the extra parochial area of Hutton Conyers
- the parish of West Rounton
- the parish of Sessay
- the Yorkshire part of the parish of Sockburn (townships of Girsby and Over Dinsdale)
- Guide to Local Administrative Units of England Volume II : Northern England. Royal Historical Society. September 1991. p. 767. ISBN 0-86193-127-0.
- William Page (editor) (1914). "The wapentake of Allerton or Allertonshire". A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
- GENUKI. Kirklington: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.
- William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Kirklington". Victoria County History: A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
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