Patrick Brompton is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. Patrick Brompton is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Bedale on the A684road. It has a population of 167. St Patrick's Church is located in the centre of the village. The Brompton Beck runs through the centre of the village.
In the 1880s, Patrick Brompton was described as:
The village of Patrick Brompton and other villages in the parish are mentioned in the Domesday Book which was completed in 1086. When published, there were 27 households in the village consisting of 22 villagers and 5 smallholders. The 'Hundred', Count Alan also had 195 other places including Bedale and Bellerby. The name 'Patrick Brompton' derives from the personal name 'Patrick' and Brompton derives from broom, a thorny bush or shrub and 'tun' deriving from an enclosure; a village; an estate. Patrick Brompton is also mentioned on the 'Genuki' website http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/NRY/Patrickbrompton/ and in the 1820s, described as:
St Patrick is the one church in the village which belongs to the Church of England Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.
Other villages in the parish are Arrathorne, Hunton and Newton Le Willows. According to the 2011 census data, 137 people follow Christianity.
Population and Industry
It had a population of 167 according to the 2011 census. By looking at 2011 census data we can see the age structure of the village. The mean age of the village is 49.8 and the age variable with the highest number is 45 to 59 with 50 people. This is 29.9% of the population. This suggests that the population of the village are of working ability and leave the village everyday for work purposes. On the right you can see a population time series graph showing the population of Patrick Brompton from 1801 to 2011. It displays a sharp drop in population around 1850. From the 1881 census data, we can see that agriculture is a primary source of work or occupation with 20 people from the village working in that field. Census data from 2011 now shows that the male population of Patrick Brompton work primarily in construction with 10 people, then 8 males working in manufacturing.