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 the 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:
- Farming in Cumbria today
- The agricultural improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries
- The influence of major landowners
- The role of agricultural education
- The development of modern farm buildings
(Page created 03/04/16. Last updated 20/11/19)