Wheelgate early 1900s 1
Through this site I would like to build and share a picture of the heritage of Malton.  How did the town evolve?  What have been the key events?  Who lived here?  Where can you find out more information? You will find the focus of this site is Malton in the Victorian era.

Malton? New Malton?

Yorkersgate postmarked 1905
In 1138, Malton was burned down by the then Archbishop of York in order to flush out the Scots occupying it at the time.  Subsequent to the rebuilding, it became known as 'New Malton' and this is its more correct designation today.  This also provides a clear distinction from 'Old Malton' just about one mile away.  This website primarily focuses on 'New Malton' but due to proximity will occasionally stray into Old Malton and Norton.

Where is Malton?

Market Place 5
Some twenty miles equi-distant from both York and Scarborough on the A64, Malton is a medium sized market town in the North Riding of Yorkshire.  It is separated from Norton, its East Riding neighbour, by the river Derwent. Transport links have evolved and have included the River Derwent and railway links from the 1840s.

What's New?

Over 3,000 birth, death and marriage announcements with Malton connections taken from the York Herald and Yorkshire Gazette.
What was happening in Malton at the beginning of World War One?
Old Maltonians, John Hudson, ironmonger b1822

Last Updated 17th January 2015

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Information and early 20th century postcard views of all the main streets in the town. Read more ... ... ...


Trade Directories, Photographers, Undertakers, Local Traders and Advertisements, Bankruptcy, Malton and Norton Cooperative Society
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Railway Station Location, Crossing & Bridge, Abolition of the Turnpikes, Railway buildings, Accidents, Excursions, York & Scraboro, Malton & Driffield, Malton & Whitby
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The Derwent Navigation, development and decline of trade, boatbuilding, baptism, and the County Bridge
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Police and Fire

Police & Fire – Police, Fire Brigade, Law & Order, Prostitution
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St. Michael’s, St. Leonard’s, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Unitarian Chapel, Independent Chapel, Wesleyan Chapel
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Other Sources 

Local Newspapers, Other Websites, Books, Historical Directories Project, Family History Societies, Listed Buildings, Magazine Articles, pictures and Postcards
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Gas, Electricity, and Water
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Families, Malton Butchers Cricket Team, Malton People Database, Memories of Malton, Charles Dickens Connection, Town Bellman, Town Crier
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Managing the Workhouse, Life in the Workhouse, One of Yours in the Workhouse, Masters and Matrons, State of the Workhouse 1818, Scandal, Happenings, Advertisements
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BMDs Parish Registers, Transcriptions, Non-conformists, York Herald BMDs
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Secret Orders

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The Sanitary Condition of Malton, Nuisance Removal, Malton Local Board of Health, Apothecaries, Surgeons, The Dispensary, Dentists, Galvanism, Cholera, Smallpox, Typhoid
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Topics and Events

Baker’s Chronology, New Malton Spa, Emigration, The telephone Comes to Malton, Horse Procession, 1937 Coronation Celebrations, St. Michael’s School, Racecourse
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Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure information on this site is accurate.  It is 'best practice' to review the original source to confirm and check for further information. Wherever possible I quote sources. Please also confirm availability of documents at stated locations before travelling - holdings and their locations can change.


A big thank you to everyone who has provided me with information and suggestions. I would particularly like to acknowledge the British Newspaper Archive through which I have researched the main events in Malton as they have been covered in the Yorkshire Gazette and York Herald.
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Can you Help?

If you have anything about Malton you wish to share please contact me via the link at the bottom of the page. I can scan and return photographs, newspapers etc.