Local historians John Stone and Syd Woodhams have been enthusiastically collecting all kinds of memorabilia associated with Malton and Norton. Their joint collections totalling thousands of items. Look out for occasional exhibitions to which part of the collections are brought. After campaigning for local facilities in which to display these items they have been recently awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of more than £90,000. Read more here
A number of books have been written about, or contain significant references to Malton.300 years of continuity and change: families and business in Malton from the 18th Century to the present
’ is available from the Malton Estate Office (88 Old Maltongate, 01653 692849) price £5. It is lavishly illustrated with maps, old documents and photographs giving a potted history of the town, its buildings and many of its businesses and their proprietors.Talbot Hotel, Malton
– a History is available from the Talbot Hotel (01653 639096) price £5. A fascinating description of how this building evolved and its many uses together with a timeline showing the reader how the town was developing. Malton in the Early Nineteenth Century
edited by DJ Salmon, published 1981 by the North Yorkshire County Record Office. This book is based on a statistical survey of Malton conducted during 1841 by William Charles Copperthwaite. Here you can find out what life was like in Malton in the early 1840s. Particular points of interest include who owned what, occupations, weekly wages, how much did basic foodstuffs cost, and a table of annual baptisms, burials and marriages from 1606 to 1840. Also included is an incredible town map dated 1843 with individually numbered plots cross referenced to a schedule of occupiers. In many ways this complements the 1841 census. Altogether an invaluable 138 pages!History of Malton and Norton by NA Huddleston
, published 1962 by GA Pindar & Son Ltd., Scarborough. This book is probably the standard reference work with a good spread of information from pre-Roman times through to the mid-20th Century.Malton and Norton Through the Ages
by Keith Snowden, ISBN 0-9514657-3-2 published 1990 and 1995 by Castleden Publications, Pickering. A general history right up to the 1990s.The Archaeology of Malton and Norton
by JF Robinson B.A. published in 1978 by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society provides plans of the Roman fort found at orchard Field together with a catalogue of the artefacts uncovered during the carious archaeological surveys and their locations. There is also a photograph of a painting of Malton by John Settrington painted in 1728 and a town plan of around 1825.Roman Malton: The Civilian Settlement
by N.Mitchelson (subtitled: Excavations in Orchard Field, 1949-1952) provides detailed information about the finds, plans of buildings and background history of the Roman period.The Gas Adventures and Industry at Malton
by KOM Golisti, 1985, contains not only the history of lighting the streets of Malton, but also the history of how gas appliances were introduced and sold to the people of Malton. There is a name index, list of trustees from 1838 and employees (incomplete) from around 1850.
General historical and geographic coverage of Malton and the surrounding district can be found in the Victoria History of the Counties of England - Yorkshire North Riding Volume 1
published 1914 (SBN 7 129 0309 9) and available in large reference libraries (see page 529 for New Malton and page 537 for Old Malton).
There have been four books of picture postcards, all compiled by Malton resident John StoneMalton, Norton and Old Malton in Old Picture Postcards - Volume 1
by John T. Stone ISBN 90 288 2475 8 published by European Library 1988Malton, Norton and Old Malton in Old Picture Postcards - Volume 2
by John T. Stone ISBN 90 288 4876 2 published by European Library 1990
The Archive Photograph Series - Around Malton
, compiled by John T. Stone ISBN 0 7524 0358 3 Published by The Chalford Publishing Company 1996Malton, Then and Now
compiled by John Stone ISBN 0 7524 2608 7 Published by Tempus Publishing Limited 2002
Magazine Articles Earl Fitzwilliam and Malton: A Proprietary Borough in the Early Nineteenth Century
by E. Anthony Smith in The English Historical Review, Vol 80, No. 314 (Jan., 1965) pp 51-69One For the Road
by Greg Christie in Brewery History (the journal of the Brewery History Society) Number 107 Spring 2002. This article gives a history of brewing in Malton.