Stanley Lawrence Archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 336 Stanley Lawrence Archive
  • Dates of Creation
      20th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      30 Maps; 8 Files; Index Cards; Catalogue
      Folders; Index Cards; Maps; Local Censuses; Parish Registers; Manuscripts.

Scope and Content

The archive contains material relating to Burton-in-Lonsdale and the surrounding area. It specialises in maps, local history and pottery of the vicinity.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Lawrence was born in the mid-1920s. He is an ex-headmaster of Burton-in-Lonsdale Endowed School and a local historian who became interested in the history of Burton-in-Lonsdale and its surrounding area in the late 1940s.

The archive consists of material created and collected by him about Burton-in-Lonsdale and villages on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border from the 1600s to the 1900s, although it is predominantly 19th and 20th century material.


The items within the collection have been indexed and are searchable via a manual finding aid. There is also a card catalogue.

Conditions Governing Access

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Rare Book Archive.

Acquisition Information

Received from Stanley Lawrence


Description compiled by Helen Clish and Liz Fawcett

Other Finding Aids

Manual Catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, the library can supply, at charge, photocopies or digital copies.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Curator of Rare Books in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Additional Information

Local Public Record Offices and Ordinance Survey.