About the County

Here you will find information here on cross-cutting themes and county-wide histories, involving all parts of the county, often in the form of down-loadable pdfs directly accessible from this page.  These include papers contributed by our members and volunteers, as well as external sources. Some Background Papers on aspects of the county's history are available here, and some notes on Cumbria-Wide Resources can be found here.

You can view our 100 Interesting Facts about Cumbria here.

For a guide to the range, availability and usefulness of publications relating to the historic county of Westmorland, and the current provision of support for Local Historical Studies, particularly for the county town of Kendal, see Westmorland case study. We are grateful to Sarah Roberts for providing this resource.

Click the item titles below the photographs to go to the relevant article for more information

Some files on each topic are also directly available by clicking the items listed under the item titles

Link to Index of All Resources

Link to Index of All Resources (for mobiles)