11 October. A Meeting House in Preston Patrick is licensed as a
place for religious worship for the people called Quakers. K. Order
14 January. That the Brooke or rivolett in Audland Parke in
Preston Patrick, severall times not passable for foot passengers for
want of a bridge over the same, and that the west syde thereof is
very dangerous in the night time to travellers for want of supporters
there, which place is in the King's highway. K. Indictment Book,
15 January. In pursuance of an Order made at this Quarter
Sessions Benjamin Browne, the high constable, reported that the
way from Crooklands Bridge to Farleton Bridge was in several places
very narrow and very much covered with hazel and thorn. Browne
MSS., vol. i, n. 220.
15 May. It appears to this Court that a river called Warthsudden
Beck running between Preston Patrick and Preston Richard is now
sanded up whereby the water overflows two several highways and a
river adjoining called Farleton Beck is likewise sanded up and runs
out of its usual channel from a place called Farleton Bridge to the foot
of Farleton Ings, being about half a mile; order to the proprietors on
both sides of the rivers to cleanse the same and make Farleton Beck
13 feet wide and 30 inches deep and Warthsudden Beck 18 feet broad
and 30 inches deep from Peasy Bridge to the foot of Farleton Ings,
according to former orders made. K. Order Book, 1725–1737.
13 January. Presentment that 300 foot at each end of Peasey
Bridge is out of repair. A. & K. Indictment Book, 1738–50.
7 April, Presentment that Peasey Bridge is a public bridge and
that the said Bridge and 300 feet at the south end is in great decay,
etc. and ought to be repaired at the public expense of the county.
Ordered that the two high constables forthwith view the said bridge and
report the condition of it at the next Sessions. (K. Indictment Book,
1760–70). Order to them to forthwith repair the bridge. (K. Order
Book 1760–70). It was certified as in good and sufficient repair and
the indictment was discharged on 12 January, 1767. K. Indict.
11 April. Presentment that Peasey Bridge and 30 feet at the
north west end is in great decay, etc. and ought to be repaired at the
public expense. Ordered that the two high constables view and
report. (Ibid.). Order to forthwith contract for the repair 12 July,
1768. (K. Order Book, 1760–70). Order for the discharge of the
indictment upon a certificate of the bridge being now in good and
sufficient repair on the 2 October, 1769. K. Indict. Book, 1760–70.
11 April. Petition of the Surveyor of highways setting forth that
the highways within the township are greatly out of repair and that
the six days labour is insufficient for the effectual repair of the
same; it is ordered that an assessment of 6d. in the pound be levied
upon the several inhabitants, owners and occupiers, and that in
case of refusal or non payment within 10 days after demand, on
distress and sale of goods, etc. K. Order Book, 1760–70.
3 October. Presentment that there was and yet is a certain
common and ancient King's highway leading from the market town
of Burton to the market town of K. Kendal and that a certain part
of the same beginning at a certain lane end called Miln Howses Lane
to the south end of Crookland Bridge, containing in length 200 yards
and in breadth 21 feet was and is very ruinous, etc. and that the
inhabitants of Preston Patrick ought to repair the same. K. Indict.
11 October. Ordered that Mr. Thomas Atkinson, the high constable, get an estimate for rebuilding Warth alias Wett-Sutton
Bridge and that the same be let forthwith. K. Minute Book, 1780–
The Act for inclosing lands within the township of Preston Patrick,
comprising some 1800 acres, was passed 54 George III, c. 154. On
18 November Thomas Buttle, the Commissioner, gave notice that,
in pursuance of the directions contained in a certain Act of Parliament passed in the forty-first year of the Reign of His present Majesty
King George the Third; intituled, "An Act for consolidating in one
Act" certain Provisions usually "inserted in Acts of Inclosure; and
for facilitating the Mode of proving the several Facts usually required
on the passing of such Acts." I have proceeded by the examination
of witnesses upon oath, and other legal ways and means to enquire
into the boundaries of the Township of Preston Patrick, and the
Boundaries of the several Parishes, Manors, Hamlets or Districts
adjoining thereto, and in pursuance of such examination and enquiry,
I have ascertained, set out, determined, and fixed the Boundaries of
the said Township of Preston Patrick, in the manner and by the
description following; That is to say, beginning at Challen Hall
Bridge, and proceeding down the course of the River until it meets
Farleton Beck, and then up the said Beck to the Bridge across the
Road leading from Cow Brow to Farleton, and from thence up a
Fence separating Lands in Preston Patrick belonging to Robert
Briggs and Thomas Cartmel, from Lands in Farleton belonging to
Mrs. Hodgson and John Burrow, and by Lowden Lin Tree, on the
same Line of Fence to the said Farleton Beck, and up the same to
Meer Syke Foot, and so to Chaldron Botton, and from thence to
Mowbron Nook, at the North East Corner of a Close of Land, belonging to the said Robert Briggs, adjoining to Preston Patrick Common,
and from thence by a line of Stakes to an Angle near Jenny Well, and
from thence by a line of Stakes to an Angle at the North West End of
Cragmire Hill, and from thence by a line of Stakes to an Angle at the
West Side of Burrow Hills, and from thence by a line of Stakes to an
Angle at the North Side of and adjoining to the Road leading from
Lupton to Warth or Millthorp and from thence by a line of Stakes to
an Angle at the Green Chaldron, and from thence by a line of Stakes
to an Angle on the East Side of Moor Rigg, and from thence by a line
of Stakes to the Top of Barkin, and from thence by a line of Stakes to
the White Meerstone in Barkin Beck, on the North Side of and adjoining to the Turnpike Road from Kirkby Lonsdale to Kendal, and
from thence by a line of Stakes to Goskawk Stone, and from thence
about one hundred yards in a Northerly direction by a line of Stakes
to an Angle, and from thence in a Westwardly direction by a line of
Stakes to the North Corner of a Close called Audland Park, belonging
to Mary Sill, and from thence down a Rivulet which runs on the East
Side of Crosslands, until it meets Gatebeck, and then down Gatebeck to
to Challen Hall Bridge, where this description of the setting out of
the Boundaries first began, which said Boundaries so set out, determined and fixed, adjoin upon the several Parishes, Manors, Hamlets
or Districts of Preston Richard, Rowell, Farleton, Lupton, Old
Hutton and Holmescales.
Given under my Hand the eighteenth day of November, 1814.
(Signed) Thomas Buttle.
On 9 January following the Commissioner's Award was confirmed
K. Order Book, 1811–17.
3 April. Filed at this sessions a plan and order for diverting a
certain part of the turnpike road in the township of P. Patrick. (K.
Indict. Book, 1811–17). The like for the alteration and diverting a
certain part of the highway leading from Millness to Crooklands as in
the plan and order is particularly described. Ibid.
12 January. Order with plan annexed for diverting the highway
leading from Nook towards and unto the turnpike road leading from
Heron Syke to K. Kendal. K. Indict. Book, 1817–24.
11 January. See Farleton under same date.
7 April. Filed an order with plan annexed for turning and diverting a certain part of the highway near Elm Tree coloured red on plan
leading out of the old turnpike road between K. Lonsdale and K.
Kendal, towards and into the turnpike road from K. Lonsdale to
Milnthorpe of the length of 175 yards through the lands and grounds
of the Rev. Thomas Butler and of the breadth of 20 feet. Ibid.
18 October. Licence granted to John Wakefield, esq., to erect
buildings for the manufacture of Gunpowder and all Magazines upon
an estate called Challon Hall and upon that part of it which abutts
upon and is near to the river situate between the bridges called
Gatebeck Bridge and Challon Hall Bridge, and which part of the
estate is known by the name of Tommy Levens Brow and Dove
Holme. K. Order Book, 1839–76. (fn. 1)
Messrs. Sharpe and Paley reported upon the then church, which
was supposed to have been dedicated to St. Gregory, as follows:—
"The Chapel appears from the character of its architecture to have
been erected about the time of Henry VII, the south and east walls
being the only portions that have remained in their original
condition." In 1852 a new church was erected on the old site at a
cost of about £1400. It was reopened on 28 November, 1852.
In 1892 the Chancel was rebuilt by Miss Keighley. The ecclesiastical
parish was formed 3 March, 1873.