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Location of parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.Area around the parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.Preston Patrick is a parish in Kendal Ward.  It was formerly a detached part of Burton in Kendal parish.

It is close to the parishes of Old Hutton, Mansergh, Beetham, Heversham and Crosscrake.

Nearby places


Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

Church History

St Gregory.
Click for higher resolution pictureChurch with NW tower of 1852 by Sharpe & Paley with chancel of 1892. But reused C15th window and niches.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (EnglishHeritage site).
History and description on Wikipedia.
Church plans (1851-54) from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online (Lambeth Palace Library).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Acess and contact details on Church of England site

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Church Records

The parish records and Bishop' Transcripts are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service. The Record Office reference is WPR42. There will be microfilm copies at Carlisle Record Office.

Baptism registers 1704-1910
Marriage registers 1704-1835
Banns registers 1755-1928
Burial registers 1703-1871
Bishops transcripts 1703-1870

For searching on see Jake Prescott's list of IGI batch numbers.

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The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

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Preston Patrick Records  Records relating to the Barony of Kendale,  CWAAS, William Farrer & John F. Curwen (editors) are available on British History Online
Supplementary Records - Preston Patrick

Probate Records

Wills for Preston Patrick will be at Carlisle since about 1858 but before that will be at the Preston R.O. as it was in the Diocese of Chester until that time.


Hearth Tax records for 1674 Preston Patrick (Kendal) transcribed on Edenlinks.

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Last updated: February 2015 Dave Huddart

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