The Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (Old and New Series) may reveal further gems to add to Isaac Fletchers paper “The Archaeology of the West Cumberland Coal Trade” and Oliver Wood’s work on “West Cumberland Coal 1600-1983”.1,2 In the eastern part of the county, there is Webb’s useful study of Lord Carlisle’s rail network, serving his pits on the Tindale Fell and Midgeholme coalfields.3
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1. Wood, O. “West Cumberland Coal 1600-1983” (Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Extra Series XXIV, 1988)
2. Fletcher, I. “The Archaeology of the West Cumberland Coal Trade”, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Old Series Vol.3 (1877), pp.266-313.
3. Webb, B. & Gordon, D.A (1978) Lord Carlisle’s Railways (Leicester: Railway Correspondence & Travel Society)