The Ancient Parish of PATRICK BROMPTON
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. © 2010]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"PATRICK BROMPTON, (or East Brompton) a parish in the wapentake of Hang East &
liberty of Richmondshire; 3½ miles NW. of Bedale. Here is a church dedicated to
St. Patrick; the living is a Perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop of
Chester. Here is a school endowed with about £20. per annum. Population, 158."
"ARRATHORNE, in the parish of Patrick Brompton, wapentake of Hang East; 2 miles
NW. of Patrick Brompton, 5 miles SSE. of Richmond. Pop. 64."
"HUNTON, in the parish of Patrick Brompton, wapentake of Hang West, liberties of
St. Peter's and Richmondshire ; 2¼ miles WNW. of Patrick Brompton, 6 miles NW.
of Bedale. The Church is a perpetual curacy, (rebuilt in 1794) dedicated to St.
John (see Churches for photograph), and annexed to Patrick-Brompton. Pop. 496."
"NEWTON LE WILLOWS, in the parish of Patrick Brompton wapentake of Hang East, and
liberty of Richmondshire; ¾ mile SSW. of Patrick Brompton, 3 miles WNW. of
Bedale. Here is a small Methodist chapel. Pop. 250."
- "Newton-le-Willows - A history of a North Yorkshire Village" by the Newton-le-Willows Local History Group.
Publisher: Blaisdon Publishing, 2007, Softcover, ISBN 1902838432
- A book about
the Wensleydale Railway by Tony Eaton is available.
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
St. Patrick's Church, Patrick Brompton.
St John's Church, Hunton, disused view 1.
St John's Church, Hunton, disused view 2.
St John's Church, Hunton, being converted into a dwelling (2006).
The Methodist Church, Hunton.
The former Methodist Church, Newton le Willows. This Church closed in January 2006. Prior to the 1980s, the Methodist Church
and the ex-primitive existed side-by-side holding services alternate weeks.
The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, Newton le Willows. This ex-primitive chapel, although built in 1895, was a replacement for a previous chapel built in 1856
using reclaimed bricks from the first chapel. It was sold in the 1980's and was used for storage until 2007 when it was converted into a house.
- By Order in Council, dated 11th of April, 1840, the townships of Great Crakehall
and Langthorne, formerly under the jurisdiction of this parish
and a part Bedale parish, became a parish in their own right. See
Great Crakehall Parish.
- A transcription of the
War Memorial at Hunton.
- A transcription of the
War Memorial in the Churchyard at Patrick Brompton
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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