Lonsdale Records/Accommodation and messing

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Main article: List of Surviving Lonsdale Records

The list of Lonsdale Records relating to the Lowther family and the Earls of Lonsdale are stored at the Cumbria Record Office (Carlisle Headquarters). The Lowther Family Estate have thousands of records listed in various categories and sub-categories ranging from DLons/L5 to DLons/L25. The records relating to the 11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) range from DLons/L13/13/1 to DLons/L13/13/282

D LONS/L13/13/52–59

Accommodation and messing

  • D LONS/L13/13/52: Copy agreements and papers re the letting of Blackwell Lodge as Battalion headquarters - date: 19 November 1914 - 27 May 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/53: File relating to the water supply to, and sanitary conditions at Blackhall and the provision of bathing facilities at Carlisle swimming baths - date: 2 November 1914 - 19 July 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/54: Plan, elevation and papers re the erection and maintenance of huts and other accommodation at Blackhall - date: 19 December 1914 - 24 September 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/55: File of tenders, lists of contracts, progress reports, accounts and papers re the supply of huts to be used for ablutions, latrines, shelters, a hospital, a recreation room, officers' quarters, a dining room, a sergeants' room, a mess kitchen, a sleeping room and stores at Blackhall; also the supply of electric and petrol lighting, and water and drainage - date: 19 October 1914 - 1 October 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/56: Vouchers and papers re the provision of laundry services - date: 10 October 1914 - 28 October 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/57: Papers re messing and rations including accounts, cooking equipment, diet sheets, provision of food - date: 12 October 1914 - 30 October 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/58: Papers re billeting of soldiers in Kendal, Blackhall, Prees Heath and Codford and the provision of bedding, heating and basic furniture - date: 12 September 1914 - 1 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/59: Plans, estimates and papers re the provision of electric and petrol lighting, lamps, candles and fire extinguishers and repairs to the electric generator - date: 22 October 1914 - 12 November 1915

—For access to the above records please contact the Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)