Wikipedia:WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria

Welcome to WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria. We are a user group dedicated to improving and expanding Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to the counties of Lancashire and Cumbria, in North West England.

From Lancashire, we cover the cities of Preston and Lancaster and the boroughs and districts of Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, and Wyre, as well as all articles relevant and important to the area, such as Lancashire County Cricket Club and Blackpool Airport.

From Cumbria, we cover the City of Carlisle and the districts and boroughs of Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland, as well as all articles relevant and important to the area, such as the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.

If you plan to be active in editing the articles above, or articles related to them, please add your name to the participants list below. We discuss the project on our talk page and you are most welcome to join in the discussion there.

Associated projectsEdit

  Parent   Neighbouring areas     Overlapping   Similar   Daughter
WikiProject Cities
WikiProject UK geography
WikiProject England
WikiProject Cheshire
WikiProject Greater Manchester
WikiProject North East England
WikiProject Yorkshire
WikiProject UK Railways
WikiProject UK Roads
WikiProject UK Waterways
WikiProject UK Trams


Our aims in the short term, are to achieve the following:
  • Get an infobox for every article relating to our WikiProject.
  • Get a lead image in every infobox of every article relating to our WikiProject.
Our aims in the mid-term, are to achieve the following:
  • Develop all of our "Top-importance" articles towards GA/FA.
  • Increase the number of members of the project to ensure we can cover a wide range of topics.
  • Assess and review all relevant articles for quality, importance and progress.
Our long term aims for the project are:
  • Improving all Wikipedia articles that are concerned with Lancashire and Cumbria, including its history, geography, people, constructions and buildings etc.


Please refer to these guidelines when writing about anything to do with Lancashire or Cumbria. This will ensure that all of our articles are at their best.


Successes and examplesEdit

  Featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 20

  Former featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 2

  Featured listsEdit

Total pages in content type is 10

  Good articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 52

  Former good articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 8

  Featured picturesEdit

Total pages in content type is 3

  Featured portalsEdit

Total pages in content type is 1

  Featured topicsEdit

Total pages in content type is 1

  Did you know? articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 183

In the News articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 9

Main page featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 18

Main page featured listsEdit

Total pages in content type is 3

Picture of the day picturesEdit

Total pages in content type is 3

Peer ReviewsEdit

List of current articles under the project that are awaiting peer review:

  • None

Pages that need improvingEdit

Please refer to Assessment and progress of articles and Guidelines when improving an article.


The list below is for articles that are stubs and need improving to make Wikipedia's coverage of Lancashire and Cumbria better. Please look at the links for the list of stubs.

Articles that have already been assessed by this project as stub class:

For all stubs, whether assessed by this project or not, see:


More infomation: Geographic coordinate system

The links below shows Lancashire and Cumbrian articles that need to be coordinated.

New articlesEdit

New articles relating to Lancashire and Cumbria may be found on this automatically-generated list:
  Done indicates that the article has been assessed against the project quality and importance criteria

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2023-03-29 21:10 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Monitoring articlesEdit

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list or Wikiproject Watchlist - WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria to note improvements to, changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.

Anyone interested in cleaning up articles can refer to this list of project articles tagged for clean up.

Assessment and progress of articlesEdit

Below is a bot generated table of the assessment process of WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria supported articles. The stats are generated automatically every 2–3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering Lancashire and Cumbria here. You may also need to refresh this page's cache.

Index · Statistics · Log

The statistics above may be a few days out-of-date, but the summary statistics below are current:

We have currently assessed the quality of 99.17% of all articles/pages tagged for this project.
We have currently assessed the importance of 98.51% of all articles/pages tagged for this project.
(Some additional article talk pages may require tagging, however.)
  FA  A  GABCStartStub  FLListDraftNA???Total
WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria  articles by quality     Refresh
WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria Articles by importance (refresh)
 Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ??? Total
 44  307  1,114  5,331  1,237 121  8,154 

Quality scaleEdit

Importance scaleEdit


Project scopeEdit

WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria (Rated NA-class)
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Lancashire and Cumbria on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on the project's quality scale.

All articles that fall within the scope of the Lancashire and Cumbria WikiProject should have the above template placed on their talk page. You can add the template by editing in {{WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria|class=|importance=}} right on the top of the talk page. You should also attempt to make an assessment of the quality and importance of that article.

Project userboxEdit

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria.

Project members should feel free to add the above userbox to their page by typing {{User WP Lancashire Cumbria}}.

Project awardEdit


You can reward other project members with {{The WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria Award}} by adding {{WPL&C Award|put your reason here ~~~~}} to their userpage.

Project stubsEdit

There are a number of stub templates appropriate for this WikiProject. You may add these to the end of each short, unreferenced, and expandable article.

in Lancashire in Cumbria
Location {{Lancashire-geo-stub}} {{Cumbria-geo-stub}}
School {{Lancashire-school-stub}} {{Cumbria-school-stub}}
Railway station {{NorthWestEngland-railstation-stub}}
Other building or structure {{Lancashire-struct-stub}} {{Cumbria-struct-stub}}

Requesting photographsEdit

Photographs for Lancashire and Cumbria related articles can be requested using the {{reqphoto}} template added to the article's talk page.

Wikimedia CommonsEdit

Sometimes there are a number of images also on Wikimedia Commons related to articles. Therefore this WikiProject recommends that you add a Wikimedia Commons link to the references section of an article. The templates to the right can be added to link through to the revelant category using {{commonscat|Lancashire}}. Please remember to always change Lancashire to the revelant articles' name.

There are now a large number of photographs on Commons that have been imported from the Geograph project. However, many of these have been categorised by a bot which sometimes puts photos in the wrong category, and others have not been categorised at all. You can use this tool to search for photos (categorised or not): zoom in to the area of interest. You can help by adding or changing the categories to something relevant.

Useful toolsEdit

Administrator Intervention Against Vandalism Wikipedia Help Desk
Requests for Adminship Articles for Deletion
Templates for Deletion Miscellany for Deletion
Images for Deletion Redirects for Deletion
Administrator Noticeboard/Incidents List of Policies
List of Guidelines The Three Revert Rule
Wikipedia Logs User Warning Templates
Article Cleanup Templates Manual of Style

Popular pagesEdit

We now have a popular pages list from the Wikimedia Toolserver. This is a list of articles tagged for this project which have been viewed the most. The archived list for the last month is at WP:L&C/PP, and you can generate other lists at


If you have a question, you need help or you have an idea to make this WikiProject better than please address all of the WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria contributors by writing your question/idea on the WikiProject's talk page. We are here to help.