The article is reproduced here with kind permission of the author of an article published in a past copy of On Your Doorstep:
We take a brief trip down memory lane to take a look at the past and present of your local area.
While the earliest records of Allerthorpe village were recorded in the Domesday Book, under the name 'Aluuarestorp', and owned by the King, it's likely that the settlement existed before the Norman Conquest, with its name meaning 'Alfward's village'. The surrounding arable land meant that agriculture was the dominant factor driving the village over the last few centuries. A windmill existed as early as 1327, and it is evident from subsequent parish records that Allerthorpe developed as a grain and flour settlement.