RECORDS REQUIRING PRIOR ORDERING (list updated 20 October 2021)
Please note the following collections or part collections require users to contact us and order in advance. This is because they are either stored at our Carlisle outstore or need additional time for us to produce them at Kendal. Further details on individual records can be found on our online catalogue CASCAT.

Contact Barrow Archives: 1 week's advance notice. These records will be produced at Carlisle Archives
BTCC/4: Barrow-in-Furness County Court bankruptcy case files

Contact Carlisle Archives: 24 hours' advance notice required for items kept in cold store. These records will be produced at Carlisle Archives:
Original photographs, glass plate negatives and sound recordings. Items which require advance notice will be indicated in the relevant catalogue record on CASCAT. Some items, such as glass plate negatives, will not be produced where we can provide a digital or hard copy surrogate.

Contact Kendal Archives: 1 week's advance notice. These records will be produced at Carlisle Archives:
LDSPB: Lake District special Planning Board
WC/E: Various
WC/F: Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service
WC/H: Health Department
WC/P/6: BNFL Windscale enquiry
WC/W/A1568: Westmorland County Council administrative files
WC/Y: Youth Service
WDAG: Day books (85) 1870-1939, ledgers (20) 1871-1981, Probate papers (1810-1916) (A1464)
WDAS: Anne and Alec Swailes papers
WDBS/8: Bleaymire and Shepherd, Solicitors, Penrith (part)
WDBS: Estate Plan Cat. No. 1141-1184
WDCFH: Cumbria Family History Society
WDCS: Cartmel Shepherd Solicitors, Appleby
WDGH: Gatey, Heelis and Co., Solicitors
WDHAL: Hallam, Solicitors of Kirkby Stephen
WDHEW: Hewetson and Bunney Family of Ravenstonedale
WDHH: Heelis and Heelis, Solicitors of Appleby
WDHW: Hayton Winkley, Solicitors, Kendal and Windermere
WDLH: Len Hayton, Solicitor
WDRG: Rhodes Gilman, Solicitors
WDSTAN: Stanley Family of Witherslack (Halecat)
WDTGF: Dr. Terence G. Fahy of Shaw End
WDWHP: Prof. W.H. Pearsall
WDB 21/9/2-3: Provincial Insurance (part)
WDB 25: Gill, Dockray, Rhodes and Moore, Architects, Kendal (BOOKS ONLY)
WDB 57: Ibis Engineering Limited, Kendal
WDB 60: Mrs. E. Forsyth, Hosiery etc., Kirkby Lonsdale
WDB 84: Ellwood, Carriers of Ayside
WDB 87: J. Nicholson, Estate Agent and Auctioneer, Windermere
WDB 95: Arthur Egglestone, Ironmonger, Appleby
WDB 100: Raymond Jay, Architect of Colthouse, Hawkshead
WDB 101: Messrs Woolley, Ladies and Gents Outfitters, Kendal
WDB 102: Windermere and District Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.
WDB 103: John Croft, Blacksmith of Grayrigg
WDB 116: F.W. Boon, Chemist, Kendal
WDB 117: John West and Sons, Coal Merchants, Windermere
WDB 121: W.A. Fell Ltd., Woodwork Machine Makers, Kendal, including Glass Negatives
WDB 124/3: Lakeland publishing Co.
WDB 147: Peter Birchall, Acountant
WDB 157: Tebay Co-Operative
WDB 158: Joseph Sarginson Ltd., Joiner and Builder, Eamont Bridge
WDB 161: Haigh Architects, Kendal
WDB 162: Castle Head Field Studies Centre, Near Grange-Over-Sands
WDSO 2: Kendal and District Guild of Service
WDSO 13: Folk Dance Society
WDSO 211: Cumbria Industrial History Society
WDSO 263: Ambleside Civic Trust
WDSO 370: Lake District Summer Music Festival
WDX 277/1: Windermere Speed Limit Public Enquiry papers
WDX 724: Eric James Whitfield Tapsell papers
WDX 786: F W Parrot
WDX 1144: Lake District CHA and HF Rambling Club
WDX 1121: W A R Denison
WDX 1215:  Papers re local history of Dentdale
WDX 1226:  Lloyds papers (additional)
WDX 1264: Councillor Walker of Kendal
WDX 1408: Clare Fell, archaeologist
WDX 1709: Lattin papers
WDX 1780: Robinson Library
WDX 1884: R G Thwaites Transcripts
WDX 1886: Whineray Family papers
WDX 1891: Gibson and Jones Family genealogy (G. Godwin)
WDX 1993: John Wyatt
WSDCSL: Treasurers deposit
WSMBA: Correspondence and accounts
WSMBK: Rate books (1854-1914)   A417
WSRDNW: North Westmorland Rural District Council
WSRDSW: South Westmorland Rural District Council Treasurer's Department
WSRDSW: South Westmorland Rural District Council Building Control Plans
WSUDG: Grange Urban District Council
WSUDW: Windermere Urban District Council
WTCRNW: Coroners Records: North Westmorland

Contact Kendal Archives: 1 week's advance notice. These records will be produced at Kendal Archives:
WC/C: K.S. Himsworth Papers (County Clerk & Clerk to the Lieutenancy)
WC/C: County Valuation Committee; Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers
WC/C: General Purposes
WC/C: L.G.R.; Education Project Group, County Joint Comm., Clerk's Co-ordinating Working Party
WC/C: Contracts
WC/CDEF: Civil Defence
WC/E: Files
WC/W: Including Committee Minutes (Eg South Westmorland Guardians & Children's Committee) & News Cuttings File
WDCR: Crewdson family of Kendal
WDCRK: Crackanthorpe family of Newbiggin
WDFCM 1-9: Methodist records (this does not include registers on microfilm which are available at Kendal Library)
WDMG: Metcalfe-Gibson family of Ravenstonedale
WDWHELP: Gibson Family of Whelprigg
WDB 21: Provincial Insurance Co., Kendal
WDSO 117: Friends of the Lake District
WDX 547: Fleming Family
WDX 882: Westmorland postcards

Contact Whitehaven Archives: 1 week's advance notice. These records will be produced at Carlisle Archives
CQPWC: West Cumbria Petty Sessional Divisional Records, 1976-2005
DA: Allison, solicitors of Whitehaven
DBEN: Benson, solicitors of Cockermouth
DBT/1-2: Brockbank and Tyson letter books and bill books, 1880s-1940s
DCU/5/VOUCHERS: Curwen estate vouchers, 1770-1953
DCU/15: Curwen, modern estate conveyances, 1930s-1970s
DWM/166-247, 625-755: bill books, drafts, miscellaneous 
SDA: Allerdale Borough Council
SMBWO/2/1/1/16-48 general ledgers, 1892-1930 and SMBWO/2/4/173-191, Workington rate books, 1970-1974
SRDE/1/5: Ennerdale RDC contracts and SRDE/2/1, general ledgers
SRDM/2/1: Millom RDC general ledgers
SUDC/3/11-12: Cockermouth UDC building plans and applications
TNCB/OPENCAST: opencast mining plans and files
YDB 61: Mitchell's Auction Company Limited
YDB 79: Wardell-Armstrong Archaeology
YDS 60/1/5 and YDS 60/1/8: St Bees School general correspondence/headmaster's reports
YDSO 39/1-51: Oxford Archaeology North / Lancaster University Archaeological Unit
YDX 441: Papers of John Irwin
YSPC 3/6: Bootle tithe plan
YTCR 3: West Cumbria Coroner
YTHOS 1: West Cumberland Hospital Management Committee
YTHOS 2/5 and YTHOS 2/9: West Cumberland Hospital, patients' and births registers