Cumbria: An Historical Gazetteer

Cumbria: An Historical Gazetteer has been published by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University in association with the Cumbria County History Trust. It contains short summaries of historical information about every community in Cumbria. Arranged alphabetically, it provides information about population, landownership, local economic history, places of worship, schools and other community institutions across the centuries.

The Gazetteer is based on the 'Jubilee Digests' that were produced by a large team of volunteer local historians who compiled short parish and township histories for the project website using a checklist of key sources. These have now been edited by Angus J. L. Winchester for publication ensuring accuracy and consistency.

It provides coverage of the modern county of Cumbria, containing an article for each of the 348 civil parishes as they existed in the 1890s. The Gazetteer is an encyclopaedic work of reference and will be of interest to all those concerned with the history of Cumbria.

Full colour cover, 7 maps
ISBN: 978-1-86220-330-3

It is priced £9.99 (plus £1.00 postage and packing). Discounts are available for Friends and Patrons of the Regional Heritage Centre and members of the Cumbria County History Trust. A searchable electronic version of the Gazetteer (sold as a PDF file on a USB pen drive) is available for £7.99. Printed and electronic versions may be purchased together as a package for £14.99.

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About the Author

Angus J. L. Winchester is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Lancaster University. He was the Director of the Victoria County History of Cumbria project from its inception in 2010 until his retirement in 2016.


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