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

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 was 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. The listing can be found at Stanley Lawrence Archive There is also a card catalogue.

Access Information

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 Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Stanley Lawrence circa 2000

Other Finding Aids

Manual Catalogue. Listing can be found here Stanley Lawrence Archive

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some larger maps are rolled up. Mainly files and maps.

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 Special Collections in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Stanley Lawrence from his local history research for the use of other researchers interested in the Burton-in-Lonsdale history and locality. He gave all rights over to the University for them to use as they see fit.

Related Material

We have McFarlane papers which cover the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale of which Burton-in-Lonsdale is part of this parish so the collections may overlap. The McFarlane papers include maps, wills and genealogy and landownership around the Kirkby Lonsdale area.

Additional Information

Existence/Location of Originals

Local Public Record Offices and Ordinance Survey.