Sources available at this Archive Centre include:
Original documents from the twelfth century to the present day, relating to the part of the historic county of Cumberland which is north of the River Derwent. The areas around Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Maryport are amongst those for which material is available. These include: Church of England Parishes **, Nonconformist Churches **, Local Authorities, Diocese of Carlisle, Dean & Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral, Schools, Businesses and Industries, Families and Landed Estates Civil Parishes, Solicitors, Societies, Official records.
Other material includes: I.G.I. for the Northern Counties **, Census returns 1841-1901 for Cumberland**, 1881 census transcript and index to Cumberland, Westmorland and the Isle of Man**, Newspapers on microfilm only (Carlisle Patriot 1815-1910 and Penrith Observer 1861-1906)**, Ordnance Survey maps, Probate records 1564-1941**, Trade Directories ** Many of these records are available on microfilm or fiche.
The Centre also offers: Four public access computers, to allow brief 'look-ups' of a limited selection of useful websites containing local sources, including CASCAT, Ancestry and Find My Past; Library Links, Film Archive display, refreshment area with hot drinks machine, toilets, copying facilities, publications for sale, research service, wheelchair access and hearing loop
Meeting rooms, conference and exhibition space available for hire at Carlisle Archives - please contact directly to discuss your requirements. Our Prior Ordering page gives details of collections which require advance ordering before a visit to our Archive Centres.
Please note that to see original archives you will need to obtain or already have a valid CARN archive reader's ticket
|Location by Car||Car Parking||Buses||Trains||Taxis|
|From North, East & South: From M6 Junction 42 take the A6 exit (signposted Carlisle), drive through Carleton village and follow London Road until you see Aldi supermarket on the left. Turn left into Petteril Bank Road and the Centre is on the left after the turn to Lightfoot Drive. From West/City Centre: Follow signs for A6 South and follow Botchergate/London Road for approx 2 miles until you see Aldi supermarket on the right. Turn right into Petteril Bank Road and the Centre is on the left after the turn to Lightfoot Drive.||Free parking on site||On bus routes 60 and 63 from city centre bus station in Lowther Street.||The nearest main line railway station is Carlisle which is 2 miles from the Archive Centre; taxi, bus or walk to South Carlisle.||There is a taxi rank opposite the railway station with fare from railway station approx £ 5. Ask for Carlisle Archives at Lady Gillford`s House.|
The Archive Centre is closed to the public on all other days
Collections requiring advance ordering.
Tel: (01228) 227284
Meeting room, conference or exhibition space available for hire at Carlisle Archives - please contact directly to discuss your requirements.