South Dalton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of the market town of Market Weighton and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of the market town of Beverley. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-east lies Etton. North Dalton is actually some 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-west, with several other villages in between. The village itself lies 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west of the B1248 road.
The village forms part of and is run by the Dalton Estate, which is owned by the Hotham family. The Dalton Estate Office can be found in the village. The 18th century Hall is the home of Lord Hotham whose family have owned land in the area for generations.
The Estate houses are neat rows of cottages as well as Tudor style houses, some with date plates on them dating as far back as 1706.
St Mary's Church
The church of St Mary was designated in 1968 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. Its spire is over 200 feet (61 m) tall and is a prominent local landmark. It was designed by John Loughborough Pearson and built 1858-61 as a replacement for a brick structure.
Inside the church lie a number of the Hotham family; the older monuments were transferred from the earlier church. There is a fine black and white marble monument in memory of Sir John Hotham, 2nd Baronet which is based on the Cecil tomb at Hatfield and dates from after 1697. Sir John is represented in life, as a reclining knight in full armour, with his helmet and gauntlet beside him, and in death, as a skeleton. Supporting the four corners of the tomb are statues representing the cardinal virtues.
The organ is a three manual instrument by William Hill dating from 1877 with additions by the local Hull firm, Foster & Andrews, in 1897.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
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