Cumberland Record Office

Cumberland Record Office

Carlisle Archives Centre holds original documents relating to the area of the historic county of Cumberland that was situated north of River Derwent. 

Areas covered include Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Maryport. 

Whether you wish to learn more about the history of a house, research your family history or find out more about a local area, you will find the resources held of use.  The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you require assistance.

Information about Cumberland Record Office

Address:

Carlisle Archive Centre
Lady Gillford's House
Petteril Bank Road
Carlisle
CA1 3AJ


Telephone Number
:


01228 227284 

E-Mail:

carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov.uk 

For further information regarding their location, opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page. Collections include:

  • Census Returns
  • Family papers
  • IGI for the Northern counties
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Official Records
  • Parish Registers
  • Photographs
  • Probate Records 1564-1941
  • School Registers
  • Trade Directories

The archive also has an online catalogue.



Free parking is available at Carlisle Archive Centre.  Carlisle is the nearest main line railway station to the Archive, but it is 2 miles away.  Buses 60 and 63 from Lowther Street bus station stop near the Archive.

Use of a digital camera is permitted, but there is a charge for using this service. You are not allowed to take photographs of some documents because they are fragile and easily damaged.  Use of flash is not permitted and a copyright declaration form must be filled out.

The Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)


Kendal Archive Centre

Please see Westmorland Archive


Whitehaven Archive Centre

Documents date from the twelfth century to the present day.  They relate to the area of West Cumbria surrounded by River Derwent in the North and River Duddon in the South.

Address:

Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre 
Scotch Street 
Whitehaven 
CA28 7NL

Telephone Number:

01946 506420

E-Mail:

whitehaven.archives@cumbria.gov.uk 

For information regarding their location, opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page. 



A car park is available at the behind the Archive.  If travelling by bus or train, the Office is a ten minute walk.

Use of a digital camera is permitted, but there is a charge for using this service. Some documents may not be photographed because they are delicate and can be damaged easily.  Use of flash is not permitted and a copyright declaration form must be filled out.

The Archives is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)

Cumberland, along with Westmorland, became part of the new county of Cumbria in 1974.