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Asterisked works are those with a wider remit which none the less have important material on the development of this particular diocese

  • Best, G. F. A. (1964), Temporal Pillars. Queen Anne’s Bounty, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the Church of England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Bouch, C. M. L. (1947 for 1946), The muniments of the diocese of Carlisle, Trans. Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Arch Soc., ns, 46, 174–90.
  • Bouch, C. M. L. (1948), Prelates and People of the Lake Counties. A History of the Diocese of Carlisle 1133–1933 (Kendal: Titus Wilson).
  • Bouch, C. M. L. (1950 for 1949), The Visitation Articles of Bishop Robinson, 1612, Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Arch Soc., ns, 49, 148–55.
  • Brain, T. J. (1994), Richard Watson: Westmoreland “statesman”?, Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Arch Soc., 94 (1994), 171–200.
  • Brain, T. J. (1982), Some Aspects of the Life and Work of Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, 1782–1816, PhD dissertation, University of Wales (Aberystwyth).
  • Brinkley, R. (1987), A Liberal Churchman: Edmund Law (1703–1787), Enlightenment and Dissent, 6, 3–18.
  • Burgess, J. (1984), The Lake Counties and Christianity. The Religious History of Cumbria 1780–1920 (Carlisle: privately printed).
  • Butler, L. A. S., ed. (1998), The Cumbria Parishes 1714–1725 from Bishop Gastrell’s Notitia with Additions by Bishop Porteus 1778–1779 (Kendal: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch. Soc., 12).
  • Clark, M. A. (1991), Hugh Sewell, Canon and Prebendary of Carlisle, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch Soc., 91, 91–9.
  • Clark, M. A. (1996), Reformation in the Far North: Cumbria and the Church, 1500-1571, Northern History, 32, 75–89.
  • Clark, M. A. (2001), Contrasting Clerics: Two Tudor Bishops of Carlisle, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch Soc., 3.1, 69–77.
  • Cockerill, T. (1965), The Rev. Richard Armitstead of Whitehaven, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch Soc., ns, 65, 374–80.
  • Conybeare, W. J. (1853), The Church in the Mountains, Edinburgh Review, 97, 342–80, reprinted in Conybeare, W. J. (1855), Essays Ecclesiastical and Social. Reprinted, with Additions, from the Edinburgh Review (London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans), 1–56.
  • Ferguson, R. S. (1889), Carlisle (London: SPCK Diocesan Histories).
  • Gibson, W. T. (1996), The Finances and Legatees of Charles Lyttelton (1714–1768) Bishop of Carlisle, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch Soc., 96, 187–93.
  • Holtby, R. T. (1966), Carlisle Cathedral Library and Records, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch. Soc., ns, 66, 201–19.
  • Hopkinson, R. (1972), The Appointment of the First Minister of St Nicholas’ Church Whitehaven, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch. Soc., ns, 72, 283–302.
  • Horn, Joyce M., David L. Smith and Patrick Mussett (2004), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857. Vol. XI: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses (University of London School of Advanced Study Institute of Historical Research: London).
  • James, F. G., (1956), North Country Bishop. A Biography of William Nicholson (New Haven and London: Yale Historical Publications misc 65).
  • Mawson, D. J. W. (1988), Dr Hugh Todd’s Account of the Diocese of Carlisle, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch. Soc., 88, 206–24.
  • Salkeld, A. D. (1998), Lancelot Salkeld: Last Prior and First Dean of Carlisle c. 1490–1560, Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Arch. Soc., 98, 145–53.