Highways searches - list of streets maintainable at public expense

The List of Streets Maintainable at Public Expense held under Section 36 of the Highways Act 1980 is available to view, in hard copy format free of charge at each of the District Land Charge Offices in Cumbria or at Cumbria County Council's Office at Kingmoor Park, Carlisle.

An online version of the list is available using links below.

List of Streets Disclaimer

  • The list has been prepared using the available information from records compiled by the County Council and is correct to the best of our knowledge. It does not, however, constitute a definitive statement as to the status of any particular highway.
  • This is not a comprehensive list of the entire highway network in Cumbria although the majority of streets are included for information purposes.
  • The extent of the highway maintainable at public expense is not available on the list and can only be determined through the search process.
  • The List of Streets is a live record and is constantly being amended and updated. We update and republish it every 3 months.
  • Like many rural authorities, where some highways have no name at all, we usually record our information using a road numbering reference system. Street descriptors will be added to the list during the updating process along with any other missing information currently labelled 'unknown'.
  • The list does not contain Recorded Public Rights of Way as shown on Cumbria County Council's 1976 Definitive Map, nor does it contain streets that are privately maintained.
  • The list is property of Cumbria County Council and is only available to the public for viewing purposes and must not be copied or distributed.

Cumbria Classified Roads (PDF 467KB) 

Allerdale Unclassified Roads (PDF 799KB) 

Barrow Unclassified Roads (PDF 706KB) 

Carlisle Unclassified Roads (PDF 796KB) 

Copeland Unclassified Roads (PDF 554KB) 

Eden Unclassified Roads (PDF 689KB) 

South Lakeland Unclassified Roads (PDF 1MB) 

An Interactive Map of the highway network in Cumbria is available to use as guidance.  However please note that the data displayed within the map does not constitute a definitive statement as to the status of any particular highway, nor does it contain the County's public highway network in its entirety.