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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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70 MUSGRAVE

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XVI., S.W. (b)XXIII., N.W.)

Musgrave is a parish 3 m. N. of Kirkby Stephen.

Ecclesiastical

b(1). Parish Church of St. Theobald stands to the S. of the village. It was entirely re-built in 1845, but contains from the older church the following:—

Fittings—Bells: two; 1st inscribed in black-letter "Oce (Sce ?) Petre ora pro [no]bis"; 2nd inscribed in black-letter, "Ave gra. plena Dns~. tecu~"; both probably 15th-century. Brass: In chancel—to [Thomas Ouds, rector], c. 1500, figure in mass-vestments with two symbols of evangelists on roundels, inscription and two more roundels missing. Coffin Lid: Incorporated in E. wall—tapering slab (Plate 32) with ornamental cross, sprigged stem and stepped base, sword at side, late 13th-century. Font: octagonal bowl splayed below, stopped octagonal stem and chamfered base, 17th-century or earlier. Plate: includes cup (Newcastle) of 1705. Miscellanea: Incorporated in S. wall of nave—stone with scratched crossdesign.

Condition—Rebuilt.

Secular

b(2). Musgrave Bridge over the Eden, 210 yards S.W. of the church, has been re-built with the probable exception of the central pier with cut-waters, which may be of the 17th century.

Condition—Good.

Monuments (3–5)

The following monuments are of the 17th century and of two storeys. The walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered.

Condition—Good.

b(3). Cottage, 500 yards N.E. of the church, has an original doorway with the initials and date W. and I.S. 1687, and two original windows. The staircase is enclosed in a semi-circular projection at the back. Inside the building is a two-stage cupboard of the local type.

b(4). House, on the N. side of the road at Little Musgrave, ½ m. W. of the church, contains a threestage cupboard of the local type with an enriched fascia supported on turned balusters; there is also a panelled screen.

a(5). House at Langrigg, nearly 1 m. N. of the church, contains a two-stage cupboard with the initials and date I.M.W. 1662.