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Levens Local History Group


Levens is a village and parish of approximately 450 homes and 1000 people situated in south Cumbria.

The Levens Local History Group was set up in 2006 to research and investigate the heritage of the village and parish and its occupants. The Local Heritage Initiative started the research process by providing equipment and Heritage Lottery Fund funding for the first three years of research, 2006-2008. The longer-term aim of the group is to produce a total history of the development and growth of the village up to 2005.

This website contains some of the archive material collected and transcribed, gives links to further sources and advertises Levens Local History Group meetings and events.

The Levens Local History Group welcomes additional information on any aspect of local history for our area. If you have any information, documents, pictures or photographs, please contact us.

LATEST: Programme for 2018 Meetings

BOOK: The Ague: a History of Indigenous Malaria in Cumbria and the North
Ian D. Hodkinson (

Published by The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 8.50 inc. postage
Size 210mm x 148mm 84 pages Softback Tract Series 26 ISBN no. 978 1 873124 74 1

Copies can be obtained, using the order form and flyer, from Ian Caruana, 10 Peter Street, Carlisle CA3 8QP. (Tel: 01228 544120).

If you are having difficulty obtaining a copy please contact Ian Hodkinson directly (email as above) or the Levens Local History Group (