Townend is a National Trust property in Cumbria that belonged to a family of yeoman farmers. The Townend Hall library holds their unique collection of 1331 titles (the earliest being ca. 1600) including a considerable number of early books not known in any other collection, as well as a collection of Cumbrian and other chap books. We have digitised 46 of these chap books which will be available online in the LUNA Rylands Collection soon.
Townend Chapbooks Digitised