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Patrick Brompton

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[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."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


  • "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.






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  • 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.

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