The Society is a founder member of the Cumbria County History Trust, which is the charity which seeks to provide the resources and organisation for progressing the Victoria County History for Cumbria. Several members are involved in the research and writing, and have contributed a number of Jubilee Digests to the CCHT website. These digests seeks to provide a set of basic historical information about the places in Cumbria for which a VCH history will be written. Digests written by group members to date are:
Above Derwent, Blindbothel, Borrowdale, Brackenthwaite, Brigham, Buttermere, Castlerigg St John's & Wythburn, Cockermouth, Dean (parish), Eaglesfield, Embleton, Great Clifton, Greysouthen, Keswick, Little Clifton, Lorton, Loweswater, Setmurthy, Stainburn, Whinfell, Wythop
This page contains source material for both the Jubilee Digests and the VCH Histories which has been collected by group members, mostly by extraction from published and archival sources. The source material has been organised by the ancient townships or parishes which are the VCH places within or close to the area which is of principal interest to our Society.
The documents below provided material for creating the Jubilee digests and the histories for the VCH project in the 'parishes' covered by L&DFLHS. These are BLIndbothel, BRAckenthwaite, BRIgham, BUTtermere, DEAn, EAGlesfield, EMBleton, GREysothen, LORton, LOWeswater, MOSser, SETmurthy, WHInfell, WYThop. Dean contains three townships.
The maps of the boundaries of these VCH places, taken from the first series Ordnance Survey map of the 1860s, appear as M003 to M008 (these are large files)