Sources


L&DFLHS on-line sources

The Society is transcribing the Monumental Inscriptions for the burial grounds within its area. Below you may download the Loweswater and LoweswaterMIs for personal research only:

Loweswater Memoral Inscriptions. (PDF)
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Lorton Monumental Inscriptions. (PDF)
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The plan of the Churchyard can be viewed here.


Our Victoria County History (vch) sources


While contributing our Jubilee Digests for this project, the Society collected a good deal of information arranged by VCH place, generally civil parishes, and VCH topic. This includes detailed boundaries, and can be viewed here.


John Bolton's lecture - 1891


In 1891 John Bolton gave a lecture on Lorton and Loweswater 80 years ago, focussed on 1811. This was based on the recollections of his grandmother-in-law. His lecture gave detail about the buildings and people of Lorton, Loweswater and Brackenthwaite at that time and since. You can read/download his lecture here and his research notes and transcription of the Loweswater 1597 judgment here. John Bolton was master at Lorton School from 1877-1882. You can read an article about his life in the August 2018 Wanderer here.


General guides to Organisations


A general guide to county-wide organisations is being developed by Cumbria Local History Federation website. Follow this link:

An icon link to the Cumbria Local History Federation website - guide.


Links to Sources


We are now using the links to sources and recources for local history, provided by Cumbria Local History Federation website. Follow this link:

An icon link to the Cumbria Local History Federation website - guide.

A picture of Crummock and Buttermere by William Green
Crummock and Buttermere by William Green