In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Preston Patrick like this:
PRESTON-PATRICK, a township-chapelry in Burton-in-Kendal parish, Westmoreland; on the river Beetha, 3½ miles N-E of Milnthorpe r. station. Post-town, Miln-thorpe. Acres, 3, 580. Real property, £4,097. Pop., 488. Houses, 86. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale. ...
P. Hallwas the seat of the Prestons, and became a farm-house. An abbey was founded in the parish, in 1119, by T. Cospatrick; and was removed, in 1150, to Shap. A hill adjacent to the church has a moat, called Swainshaw-Bank Abbey. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £132.* Patrons, the Landowners. The church is good; and there are charities £14.
Preston Patrick is now part of South Lakeland district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lakeland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Preston Patrick itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Preston Patrick, in South Lakeland and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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