Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Westmorland by J. E. Marr was first published in 1909. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the area.
Table of Contents
1. Westmorland: origin and meaning of the word; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Geology and soil; 5. Surface and general features; 6. Watersheds and passes; 7. Rivers and lakes; 8. Scenery; 9. Natural history; 10. Climate; 11. People - race. Language. Settlements. Population; 12. Agriculture; 13. Industries; 14. Mining and quarrying; 15. History of Westmorland; 16. Antiquities - prehistoric. Roman; 17. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical. Churches and religious houses (b) military. Castles (c) domestic. Manor houses, cottages; 18. Communications - past and present; 19. Administration and divisions; 20. The roll of honour of the county; 21. The chief towns and villages of Westmorland.