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.


  • 93gregsonl2 (talk) 17:26, 13 September 2009 (UTC) Location: Banks, West Lancashire
  • Nev1 (talk) 00:43, 15 September 2009 (UTC) interested in settlements across both counties and Roman history of the area
  • Peter I. Vardy (talk) 07:40, 15 September 2009 (UTC) mainly heritage
  • Penrithguy (talk) 17:40, 15 September 2009 (UTC) mostly Cumbrian towns and villages
  • Margymarge (talk) 22:30,15 September 2009, mainly interested in early history of West Lancashire coastal plain.
  • Small-town hero (talk) 23:00, 15 September 2009 (UTC), mainly in and around West Lancs, can help with photos and may even do requests!
  •  Dr Greg  talk  18:36, 16 September 2009 (UTC), interested in railway history throughout Lancashire (and nearby), and geography of Lancashire from Preston northwards.
  • --Jza84 |  Talk  20:45, 16 September 2009 (UTC) Based in Greater Manchester, but will have the project watchlisted and will be glad to help out on GAs and FAs about settlements. Have a few Lancs places that are dear to me too-Cockerham, Edenfield, Pilling and Blackpool.
  • ♦Tangerines♦·Talk 23:35, 19 September 2009 (UTC) Location: Bispham
  • Bankhallbretherton 12:54, 21 September 2009 (UTC) Location: Southport, Banks, Tarleton, Bretherton, Croston, Mere Brow, Sollom, Hesketh Bank, West Lancashire. I also have an interest in Listed Buildings in Lancashire past and present.
  • Cj1340 (talk) 23.56 17 June 2011 Expanding article on Padiham, my home town to show the wealth of history of the immediate and surrounding area and the people
  • NtheP (talk) 14:17, 2 October 2009 (UTC) Being half Lancastrian and now living (dare I say it) in Yorkshire. My interests are the Forest of Bowland and those areas that have been in both Lancashire & Yorkshire.
  • Galloglass 08:32, 3 October 2009 (UTC) Creator and editor of a number of Lancashire historical and political articles.
  • Lozleader (talk) 10:46, 13 October 2009 (UTC) have worked on/created a number of articles on local government, historic constituencies, MPs etc.
  • Bobyllib (talk) 20:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC) I'm on the cusp - technically I live in Merseyside, but I'll join in. I'm primarily interested in West Lancs.
  • Al.Glitch (talk) 18:34, 31 January 2010 (UTC) Originally from the west coast of Cumbria and have worked on most of the articles for that region.
  • J Milburn (talk) 22:22, 3 February 2010 (UTC) I'm from Cumbria, but spend around half of the year in Lancashire at university. Currently working on portals for both Cumbria and Lancashire (Portal:Cumbria/Portal:Lancashire)
  • MJLRGS (talk) 17:24, 18 April 2010 (UTC) I'm from Preston, but spend 9 hours of my weekdays that aren't holidays in Lancaster. I've created the page Transport in Preston and have edited many pages linked to transport, education, ethnicity, rivers etc. in North West England.
  • Jim Killock (talk) 21:13, 26 February 2011 (UTC) I've been doing a bit of work on cotton such as Cotton Board (United Kingdom) and think some things are missing. I'm hoping to get some help and encouragement!
  • BigDom (talk) 23:01, 20 April 2011 (UTC) From Nelson, Lancashire. Mostly interested in adding articles about football in Lancashire, particularly the Nelson and Burnley clubs. Would do more related to East Lancashire, especially Pendle, if only I had the sources.
  • Preston North End Dan talk  13:30, 30 September 2011 (UTC) I lived in Longton most my life, then moved to Canada, now I'm back, near Leyland and I wish to make all the village and town pages similar in layout, mainly for the South Ribble and Wyre areas.
  • Tom (talk) 20:10, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
  • JMRH6 (talk) 21:08, 05 February 2012 (UTC) Love anything to do with Lancashire or the West Lancashire area, from Southport area - Lancaster to Colne and Darwen areas anywhere in between call it 'my patch'. History, Geography, Architecture, I have created many articles and have been part of this project under a different username but had to change it.
  • PamD 15:33, 18 May 2012 (UTC) - temporarily resident in Lancs very near Cumbria border, and have just done a major project on the Outlying fells, so I might as well sign up!
  • Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) - Wikipedian in Residence at Queen Street Mill Museum.
  • Laplacemat (talk · contribs) - History of Cumbria, Cumbrian literature.
  • Retroplum (talk) 12:03, 27 May 2014 (UTC) Anything and everything, but in particular places I know well in the Allerdale area.
  • Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:29, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Am interested in history, wildlife etc
  • aricooperdavis (talk) 19:07, 21 April 2015 (UTC) Generally good with locations and coordinates; a bit rusty on the history.
  • Clem Rutter (talk) 10:23, 2 November 2015 (UTC) If cotton was ever spun, or woven there. I do lot with the museum service.
  • ▲RedScrees (talk) 16:26, 31 March 2016 (UTC) Live in the Lakes
  • Dthomsen8 (talk) 00:42, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Lancashire2789 15:43 29 April 2018 (UTC)
  • DiggingLake (talk) 12:53, 20 August 2018 (UTC) Native of Kendal and Lancaster, currently focusing on trying to improve the Cumbria article
  • Sinnistrall (talk) 11:42, 9 November 2018 (UTC) Blackpool resident, history graduate, primarily focused on improving or adding citations
  • Bduke (talk) 06:48, 24 May 2021 (UTC) Now in Australia but worked at Lancaster University for many years and I know and love the Lakes.
  • User:Transandrosupport from north Manchester/Lancashire, interested in ancient history

Successes and examplesEdit

  Featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 17

  Former featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 1

  Featured listsEdit

Total pages in content type is 10

  Good articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 60

  Former good articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 2

  Featured picturesEdit

Total pages in content type is 3

  Featured topicsEdit

Total pages in content type is 1

  Did you know? articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 178

In the News articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 7

Main page featured articlesEdit

Total pages in content type is 15

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

Search results · Log · Rules · Archives

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: 2021-11-25 19:44 (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 99.33% of all articles/pages tagged for this project.
We have currently assessed the importance of 98.82% of all articles/pages tagged for this project.
(Some additional article talk pages may require tagging, however.)
  FA   A   GA   B   C   Start   Stub   FL   List   Draft   NA   ??? Total
WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria  articles by quality     Refresh
WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria Articles by importance (refresh)
 Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ??? Total
 44  303  1,106  5,177  1,221 94  7,945 

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.