A very assorted rag-bag, Im afraid!
An iron bloomery (ie smelter) was started up in 1408 in
Byrkeknott in South Bedburn, Hamsterley.
The Account Roll of a Fifteenth-Century Iron Master. The Latin text of the original accounts of the first year of operation of Byrkeknott iron bloomery transcribed together with an introduction in English by G.T. Lapsley in The English Historical Review Volume 14 1899 pages 509-29.
An English translation of the first eight weeks' accounts.
The Etherley Incline formed the western end of the Stockton & Darlington Railway - the first first locomotive (the Locomotion) drawn railway in the world (1825). However the initial slopes were too steep for any locomotive, ancient or modern (other than rack railways), and the coal wagons were hauled by stationary engines until they were brought to tolerable gradients at Shildon. I recently walked the Etherly Incline and compiled this note as a result. A note on the Etherly Incline of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
Anecdotes illustrating Weardale society by Jacob Featherston in 1840. Click on illustrations to view higher resolution images (1MB)
(Word version -illustrations not included)
The Church of Grasmere by Mary Armitt 1912
A history of Grasmere in Westmorland. Transcription in progress - paused for a long time!
A number of manorial documents from Eskdale (Lake District) in Cumberland transcribed by Dave Bradbury.
A discussion of the rank of gentleman in soc.genealogy.mediaeval in 2003
Some notes introducing 'Inquisitions post mortem' and listing sources available on line
The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society preface to their microfiche reproduction of Herbert Maxwell Wood's (handwritten) transcript of Canon Raine's abstracts from wills at York
A booklet printed in 1934 by Benjamin Smith Wignall Simpson.
Reprinted in 1950 and revised in 1974 together with Dale Larnin
Steve Bulman's excellent parish information in "Images of Cumbria"
Records of the Barony of Kendale - Extracts from early records of south Westmorland originally published (1923, 1924) by the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological and Antiquarian Society, published on the web by British History Online
John Ostle of Silloth, Cumberland (1828-1890) kept a journal 1855 - 1866 in
which he recorded the happenings, both momentous and mundane of a Quaker
Northumberland Yesterday and To-day. (by JEAN F. TERRY, 1913) (Mainly north of the Tyne)
Historical Information about
Copeland (Cumberland south of the Derwent) from Neville Ramsden
Also by Neville Ramsden:-
A Copeland Journal 'This Journal is published to give family historians an insight into the history of the ancient Copeland district of Cumberland also known as Allerdale.' (Update of Copeland Research)
West Cumberland Tysons by Neville Ramsden
19th Century Whitehaven
The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham -Volumes 2 and 3 available on-line
Past Presented - Eskdale A growing source of information on Eskdale in Cumberland ('Not that Eskdale north of Carlisle') from Dave Bradbury
The pre-Conquest Church in St Bees, Cumbria The history of St. Bees before the Norman Conquest is shrouded in mystery. In this article, local historian John Todd seeks to shed new light on the possible extent of influence of St. Bees in Pre-Conquest times. It was first published in 2003, and is reproduced on the St. Bees web site by permission of the author with full notes and references.
The Story Of Rainow A Local History of Rainow in Cheshire compiled by the Rainow W.I. in 1974. A transcribed version at an html page is available here, which allows searching for indivual names, places etc.
A lengthy quotation about the ancient parish of Yester from the Statistical Account, published in 1835.
A history of lead mining at Leadhills and Wanlockhead.
The 19th century iron mines of Eskdale
Alexander Garden Sinclair - Scottish Painter 1859 - 1930