An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.
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(O.S. 6 in. (a)XVI., S.W. (b)XXIII., N.W.)
Musgrave is a parish 3 m. N. of Kirkby Stephen.
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.
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.
The following monuments are of the 17th century and of two storeys. The walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered.
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.