The Society's Archive

The Society keeps a considerable amount of information about the area and its history, including:

  • Lorton Parish Registers to 1900 on database
  • Loweswater and Lorton Memorial Inscriptions
  • Extensive photo-archive
  • OS map copies first series 1861, 25” and 6”
  • OS map copies second series 1899, 6” and some 25”
  • Lorton census and some others to 1891
  • Tithe maps, files and allocations: Brackenthwaite, Buttermere, Lorton, Loweswater, Whinfell, Embleton and Wythop
  • Enclosure maps for Lorton and Whinfell
  • Collection of copy deeds and conveyances
  • Collection manorial records, Derwentfells and High Lorton
  • Collection wills Derwentfells and High Lorton
  • Parish Magazines Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere
  • Various books on general local history topics
  • Various books on the history of our area
  • Copies of parish and trade directories
  • Various estate map copies
  • Various family histories and family trees for local names
a photograph of the pupils of Loweswater School 1930
Loweswater School 1930 - we know their names

A photograph of Loweswater School around 1900.
Their parents, perhaps, at school around 1900
The archive is held at 19 Low Road Close in Cockermouth. It is not held in a form which is directly accessible by enquirers and there is no complete catalogue. For enquiries about the archive contact Derek Denman by An icon to click to email Derek Denman. or telephone on 01900 829097.