Preston Patrick


"PRESTON-PATRICK, a chapelry in that part of the parish of BURTON-in-KENDAL which is in KENDAL ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 6 miles (N..W. by.W.) from Kirkby-Lousdale, containing 398 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £ 600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Inhabitants. The chapel, dedicated to St. Patrick, is a neat building, situated on the acclivity of a hill rising from the eastern bank of the Belo, which is here crossed by the Lancaster canal, in its course through the parish. A school, founded by subscription in 1780, is endowed with an allotment of land, awarded under the enclosure act, and now let for £ 12. 12. a year, for which ten children receive free instruction. "
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


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.



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

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


Church History



St Gregory
Church 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.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database


Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers1704-1910
Marriage registers1704-1835
Banns registers1755-1928
Burial registers1703-1871
Bishops transcripts1703-1870

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR42 for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGIbatch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Preston Patrick which are provided by:



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





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

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Preston Patrick



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD556840 (Lat/Lon: 54.250047, -2.683539), Preston Patrick which are provided by:


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.