Welcome to CASCAT

CASCAT is the Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue.

Our online catalogue contains over 750,000 descriptions of historic records kept at our Archive Centres in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven.

You can do simple keyword searches using the Search field above or more complex catalogue search using the Advanced Search. Use "" to search on a phrase, for example "John Smith". Use * as a wildcard, for example farm* to search for farm, farms, farming and farmers. Click on New collections to find out more about our recent important additions and new catalogues. Our Image Gallery enables you to see a few significant items from our holdings. The catalogue database is updated daily.

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All catalogue data is in the copyright of Cumbria County Council. It is made available for personal research use only and may not be used for commercial purposes, or reproduced or published in any form without attribution to Cumbria Archive Service. It is made available under Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Archive Treasures: Summer 2021

Stained glass window, by artist Christine Boyce

Stained glass window, by artist Christine Boyce

Created for the Millennium and 80th Anniversary of Cumbria-Cumberland Federation of Women's Institutes
Drawing of Black Rock Villa, Grange-Over-Sands

Drawing of Black Rock Villa, Grange-Over-Sands

By George Webster, architect, circa 1841
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