1913 Ais Gill rail accident The Ais Gill rail accident occurred on the Settle-Carlisle Railway in the north of England on 2 September 1913.
1995 Ais Gill rail accident The 1995 Ais Gill rail accident occurred near Aisgill, Cumbria, at about 18:55 hrs on 31 January 1995 when a class 156 Super-Sprinter was derailed by a landslide on the Settle-Carlisle Railway l...
2002 Barrow-in-Furness Legionellosis outbreak The 2002 Barrow-in-Furness Legionnaires' disease outbreak was a fatal outbreak of Legionellosis which occurred in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England it was and still remains the second worst ou...
2002 Barrow-in-Furness legionellosis outbreak The 2002 Barrow-in-Furness Legionnaires' disease outbreak was a fatal outbreak of Legionellosis which occurred in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, it was and still remains amongst the worst ...
Alauna (Maryport) Alauna (denoted for academic convenience as Alauna Carvetiorum, Alauna of the Carvetii, to distinguish it from other places with the same name), was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia.
Appleby Castle Appleby Castle is in the town of Appleby, Cumbria overlooking the River Eden.
Arthuret Arthuret is a civil parish in the Carlisle district of Cumbria, England.
Banna (Birdoswald) Banna, now known as Birdoswald Roman Fort, was a fort, towards the western end of Hadrian's Wall, in the Roman province of Britannia.
Battle of Arfderydd The Battle of Arfderydd (also known as Arderydd) was fought, according to the Annales Cambriae, in 573.
Battle of Solway Moss The Battle of Solway Moss took place on Solway Moss near the River Esk on the English side of the Anglo-Scottish Border in November 1542 between forces from England and Scotland.
Birdoswald Birdoswald is a former farm in the civil parish of Waterhead in the English county of Cumbria (formerly in Cumberland).
Birkrigg stone circle The Birkrigg stone circle, also known as the Druid's Temple is a Bronze Age stone circle two miles south of Ulverston in the English county of Cumbria.
Border Reivers Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.
Brayton Hall, Cumberland Brayton Hall once the ancestral seat of the Lawson family stood in a magnificent park, commanding spectacular views of the surrounding countryside with the mountains of the Lake District in the...
Corby Bridge Corby Bridge (popularly known as Wetheral Viaduct) is a railway viaduct adjacent to and immediately East of Wetheral railway station at Wetheral, near Carlisle, in north-west England, begu...
Cumberland Cumberland (locally) is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974.
Cumberland County Council Cumberland County Council was the county council of Cumberland in the North West of England, an elected local government body responsible for most local services in the county.
Cumberland County Council, England Cumberland County Council was the county council of Cumberland in the North West of England, an elected local government body responsible for most local services in the county.
Cumbria County Council Cumbria County Council is the county council of Cumbria, a county in the North West of England.
Cumbria shootings The Cumbria shootings was a killing spree that occurred on 2 June 2010 when a lone gunman, Derrick Bird, killed 12 people and injured 11 others before killing himself in Cumbria, England.
Cumbrian toponymy Cumbrian toponymy refers to the study of place names in Cumbria, a county in North West England, and as a result of the spread of the ancient Cumbric language, further parts of northern England ...
Cumbric language Cumbric was a variety of the Common Brittonic language spoken during the Early Middle Ages in the Hen Ogledd or "Old North" in what is now northern England and southern Lowland Scotland.
Dr William Perry Briggs Dr William Perry Briggs (physician and surgeon) was the Medical Officer of Health for both the Wigton Rural District Sanitary Board and the Aspatria Urban District Council from the early 1880s t...
Dunmail Dunmail, last King of Cumberland (died 945) is a figure of both history and legend.
Furness Hoard The Furness Hoard is a hoard of Viking silver coins and other artefacts dating to the 9th and 10th Century that was discovered in Furness, Cumbria, England in May 2011 by an unnamed metal detect...
Galava Galava (or Ambleside Roman Fort) was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia.
Gosforth Cross The Gosforth Cross is a large stone Anglo-Saxon cross in St Mary's churchyard at Gosforth in the English county of Cumbria.
Grayrigg derailment The Grayrigg derailment was a fatal railway accident that occurred at approximately 20:15 GMT on 23 February 2007, just to the south of Grayrigg, Cumbria, in the North West England region of the...
Hadrian's Wall Hadrian's Wall (Vallum Aelium) was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of emperor Hadrian.
Hardknott Roman Fort Mediobogdum (or the Hardknott Roman Fort) was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia.
Hawes Junction rail crash The Hawes Junction rail crash occurred on 24 December 1910, between Hawes Junction and Ais Gill on the Midland Railway's Settle and Carlisle main line in Westmorland, England.
Hen Ogledd Yr Hen Ogledd (The Old North) is a Welsh term used by scholars to refer to those parts of what is now northern England and southern Scotland in the years between 500 and the Viking invas...
History of Cumbria The history of Cumbria as a county of England begins with the Local Government Act 1972.
Ingleton Branch Line The Ingleton Branch Line was a rural railway line in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Westmorland in England (now North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria).
Irton Cross Irton Cross is a high Anglian cross, situated in the graveyard of St Paul's church, Irton, Cumbria.
Isel Hall, Cumberland Isel Hall is an ancient Cumbrian residence that sits on a steep rise on the northern banks of the River Derwent, two miles to the South of Bassenthwaite Lake, three miles east, north-east of Coc...
John Brogden and Sons John Brogden and Sons was a firm of Railway Contractors, Iron and Coal Miners and Iron Smelters operating from roughly 1837 to the bankruptcy in 1883.
Kentmere Kentmere is a valley, village and civil parish in the Lake District National Park, a few miles from Kendal in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England.
King Arthur's Round Table (henge) King Arthur's Round Table is a Neolithic henge in the village of Eamont Bridge within the English county of Cumbria, around 2 km south east of Penrith.
King Arthur's Round Table, Cumbria King Arthur's Round Table is a Neolithic henge in the village of Eamont Bridge within the English county of Cumbria, around 2 km south east of Penrith.
Lake Poets The Lake Poets are a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Langdale axe industry The Langdale axe industry is the name given by archaeologists to the centre of a specialised stone tool manufacturing at Great Langdale in England's Lake District during the Neolithic period (be...
Leahill Turret, Hadrian's Wall Leahill Turret is a typical example of one of the lookout towers located between the milecastles on Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria; located on the Lanercost Road near Banks, Parish of Waterhead.
Lindal Railway Incident The Lindal railway incident happened on Thursday 22 September 1892 near Lindal-in-Furness, a village lying between the Cumbrian towns of Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.
Little Meg Little Meg (also known as the Maughanby circle) is a small circle of large kerb stones which probably surrounded a Bronze Age kerb cairn.
Little Salkeld rail accident The Little Salkeld rail accident occurred between Little Salkeld and Lazonby railway stations in Long Meg cutting on the Settle-Carlisle Line on 19 January 1918.
Luguvalium Luguvalium was a town in the Roman province of Britannia.
Margaret Hogg Margaret Hogg (died October 1976) was a manslaughter victim whose body was preserved in Wast Water lake for eight years.
Maryport and Carlisle Railway The Maryport & Carlisle Railway was a small but highly profitable railway formed in 1836 to connect the town of Maryport to the county town of Carlisle and to allow the output of collieries inla...
Mayburgh Henge Mayburgh Henge is a large prehistoric monument in the county of Cumbria in northern England.
Mediobogdum Mediobogdum was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia.
Peel tower Peel towers (also spelt pele) are small fortified keeps or tower houses, built along the English and Scottish borders in the Scottish Marches and North of England, intended as watch towers...
Penrith Castle Penrith Castle was built between 1399 and 1470 as a defense against Scottish raids.
Penrith Rural District Penrith was a rural district within the administrative county of Cumberland, England that existed from 1894 to 1974 with slight boundary changes in 1934.
RAF Silloth Royal Air Force Station Silloth or RAF Silloth is a former Royal Air Force station located north-east of Silloth, Cumbria, England and south-west of Kirkbride, Cumbria.
Rheged Rheged is described in poetic sources as one of the kingdoms of the Hen Ogledd ("Old North"), the Brittonic-speaking region of what is now Northern England and southern Scotland, in the Earl...
Rowrah and Kelton Fell Railway The Rowrah and Kelton Fell Railway was a standard gauge mineral railway in Cumberland, England, which was operated by William Baird and Company of Glasgow, Scotland.
Sedbergh Rural District Sedbergh Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire in England from 1894 to its abolition in 1974.
St Bees Man St Bees Man is the name given, in lieu of a known identity when discovered, to the extremely well preserved body of a mediaeval man, discovered in the grounds of St Bees Priory in 1981, during a...
Stanegate The Stanegate, or "stone road" (Old English), was an important Roman road built in what is now northern England.
Surtees Society The Surtees Society is a text publication society based in Durham in northern England.
Tebay rail accident The Tebay rail accident occurred when four railway workers working on the West Coast Main Line were killed by a runaway wagon near Tebay, Cumbria, England in the early hours of 15 February 2004.
Ulverston and Lancaster Railway The “Ulverstone”(sic) and Lancaster Railway Company was short-lived as a business but the line that it built is still in daily use.