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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Northallerton

Historical Forms

  • Aluretune, Aluertun(e), Alverton(e) 1086 DB 1088 LVD50d
  • Alverton(e) North 1301 LS 1444 NCyWills
  • Auuerton' 1231 Ass
  • Northallerton 1371 FF


'Alfhere's farm' v. tun . The first element is the common OE  pers. name Ælfhere . The gen. -es has been lost except in two instances of the wapentake name 204supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site