The above illustration is an extract from Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, which covers only the southern part of Cumbria. The entry shows Ulverston at that date held by Gospatric. The vill is described as a league long and half a league wide, and worth ten shillings (in King Edward's time it had been worth twenty shillings).

Sources and Resources

Welcome to the Sources and Resource section for the VCH Cumbria Project. These pages contain various papers and resources relating to the project.

 

VCH Cumbria Handbook

This handbook is a practical guide for volunteers contributing to the Victoria County History (Cumbria) Project.  It contains guidance on all aspects of researching and writing the history of a parish or township for the VCH. 

 

Cumbria-Wide Resources

This page includes sources and data relevant to the history of the whole of Cumbria, including CENSUS figures from 1801 to 2001.

 

Background Papers

This page contains a growing number of background papers that cover specific aspects of Cumbrian history. They range from Victorian architecture to the Poor Law; from educational provision in the county to superior lordship.

 

Skills Training

These pages contain details of training sessions and events available to VCH Volunteers.

 

 

The VCH Cumbria Volunteers handbook is a practical guide for volunteers contributing to the Victoria County History (Cumbria) Project, with guidance on all aspects of researching and writing the history of a parish or township for the VCH. But anyone interested in finding out more about how to research their local area will find it useful.

VCH Cumbria Volunteers' Handbook (second edition, summer 2013)

 

 

 

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