This is not the place for a comprehensive history of farming in Cumbria – that deserves a website of its own. For the time being the township histories which are being added to the new Victoria County History contain a lot of interesting and useful information which will eventually cover the county as a whole. There are many short articles about aspects of farming in their local area on the Cartmel Peninsula LHS’s website here.

What we do have here are a number of guides to different aspects of agriculture in Cumbria:

Other topics that have their own places on this website but are very relevant to the history of farming in Cumbria include lime-burning and tile-making.

(Page created 03/04/16. Last updated 14/03/23)