Cumbria-Wide Resources

 

Cumbria Census 1801-2001

In 2011, VCH volunteers were involved in gathering census data for every Cumbrian township, 1801-2001. The figures are freely available as pdf or excel files. To view them, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CENSUS FIGURES ARE RAW DATA PROVIDED BY VOLUNTEERS AND HAVE YET TO BE CHECKED FOR ACCURACY.

Explanations for population and boundary changes can be found in notes below each table in the PDF files, and in comment boxes on Excel.

 

OS 6" Maps of Cumbria

Zoomable copies of the Ordance Survey six-inch to the mile maps have been made freely available online by the National Museum of Scotland. To view them, please click here.

 

Cumbrian Facts and Figures

This collection of papers contain data gathered by the former Department of Economics at Lancaster University during the 1960s.

Agriculture in Cumbria: Facts & Figures (Lancaster University, 1965)
 
Employment in Cumbria: Facts & Figures (Lancaster University, 1965)
 
Tourist Industry in Cumbria: Facts and Figures (Lancaster University, 1965)
 
Population: Facts and Figures (Lancaster University, 1965)
 

Cumbrian Lime Kilns

The materials on this page have been kindly supplied by David Johnson.

 

Cumbrian Post Offices

VCH Head Office has gathered together a number of helpful resources, including a national list of Post Offices compiled by Ken Smith. These detail the opening a closure dates up to 2015.

Post Office Listings for Cumbria (pdf)

For an explanation of the terms used, please see this guide (pdf)

 

Cumbrian Pounds and Pinfolds

Nigel Mills has has generously shared his gazetteer of known sites of pinfolds in Cumbria. To view, please click here.

 

Cumbrian Glossary

Glossary of Words found in Cumbrian Inventories. Please click here to view this resource (opens as pdf). We are grateful to J.T. Relph for providing this resource.

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