About us & what we do
The Cumbria County History Trust website will become the major online resource for the history of Cumbria, eventually providing a history of every parish and township in the county, as well as a range of historical themes, and useful links for everyone interested in pursuing the history of their local area in more detail.
The Cumbria County History Trust was launched in May 2010 to coordinate and gather resources for the Victoria County History of Cumbria project, a collaborative community project created to research and write the histories of all parts of Cumbria, and to make historical information generally available, within the framework and standards of the Victoria County History of England.
Our aim is to produce a permanent record of the history of Cumbria from the prehistoric to the present day, to the standards of the national VCH, by harnessing the enthusiasm for local history which exists widely across Cumbria, and pooling expertise. Already we have completed a short history ("Jubilee Digest") of every single place in the county. To find out more about the histories of individual places, click on our interactive map, opposite.
Or search for places using our search engine at the top of the page