A-Z of industries

Click on the industry in which you are interested, or go back to the welcome page

Follow the link for a general introduction to the history of industry in Cumbria
Try Country House Technology, Crush Mills, Defence , or Mill Buildings to find out more
Or choose a guide to a particular location. Ulverston Canal is the first of a new series

Please note that until this website is complete, a few of these links will not be active

Interested in Britain’s industrial past? Checkout the website and links from the Association for Industrial Archaeology

Aviation Lead and Zinc
Barytes Limekilns
Bobbin mills Limestone
Breweries Linen
Brick making Paper
Canals Ports and Harbours
Carpets Potash
Charcoal Pottery
Chemicals Quarrying
Coal mining Railways
Copper Roads
Corn mills Salt
Cotton Shipbuilding
Electricity Slate
Farming Tanning
Flax Tile making
Footwear Wad
Gas Water
Gunpowder Wolfram
Gypsum Woodland industries
 Iron and Steel Wool
 Iron Mining