Place:Patrick Brompton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NamePatrick Brompton
Alt namesPatrick-Bromptonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.3115°N 1.6632°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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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.

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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Patrick Brompton was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Hang West Wapentake.


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In the 1880s, Patrick Brompton was described as:

a township and a parish in Leyburn district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Swale, near the Northallerton and Leyburn railway, 4 miles NW by W of Bedale.

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 and in the 1820s, described as:

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.

St Patrick is the one church in the village which belongs to the Church of England Diocese of 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

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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.

The dramatic drop in population around 1850 could be because the parish boundaries have changed over time.

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