Welcome to Musgrave Church Field

Musgrave Church Field: Tithe Barn, St Theobald's Church and the River Eden

Musgrave Church Field Trust (Charity 1103622) owns Musgrave Church Field, a much-loved historic beauty spot by the River Eden, in Great Musgrave, Cumbria, for the benefit of all. The Tithe Barn, Byre and Stables were restored in 2013. The Field is used for quiet recreation and for community events. Educational and Group visits are arranged for Schools and other Community Groups.


BLESSING the LAMBS: Sunday 12 May 2019, 3 pm St.Theobald's Church

RUSHBEARINGSaturday 1st JULY 2023

MUSGRAVE DUCK RACE: to be announced

CELEBRATE CREATION:  to be announced, St.Theobald's Church from 1.30 to 3 pm 

MUSGRAVE HARVEST FESTIVAL:  to be announced, St.Theobald's Church at 2 pm, followed by tea and a harvest auction

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: to be announcedSt.Theobald's Church at 2 pm

Musgrave Church Field is noted for its ancient trees 

The Horse-Chesnut Avenue was planted in the 1890s. It now has bleeding canker and a number of trees have been lost. We plan to maintain the avenue for the future by planting Small-leaved Limes to form a new north side. We have pollarded the remaining chestnuts, mostly on the south side, to encourage new growth, leaving two by the gate. This gives the limes light to grow and when the chestnuts fail they will be replaced by new limes.

The Walnut Tree may be 200 years old and the oldest in Westmorland. This has been braced to preserve it, especially for the red squirrels.

This work has been generoulsy supported by the Hadfield Trust and the John Strutt Charity and Conservation Foundation.

Three panels about Musgrave Church Field, The Living Field and The River Eden are mounted on the walls of the Barn and are shown here.

The Field lies within the Parish of Musgrave.

See Musgrave Parish Council for information and for the Agenda and Minutes of forthcoming and recent meetings.

Educational Bursaries are available for young people from Musgrave Parish.
Apply to Doctor Collinson's Educational Foundation.

St. Theobald's Church, next to the Field, is open to the public daily during the summer months.

For information on St. Theobald’s Church and church services, please contact 
Mrs. Joy Thompson, Low Broomrigg, Langrigg, Appleby CA16 6PT, telephone 017683 41281.
Also see the Churches Trust for Cumbria and the Diocese of Carlisle.

The Field is open access at all times and car parking is available.

There are two lifebuoys on the Field for emergency use. Ring 999 in an emergency.

Public Events on the Field are advertised here.

Watch the Border TV News report about Musgrave Tithe Barn.

For the history of the Field and Musgrave, see the History of Musgrave.

Read about The River Eden

Musgrave Church Field by Janet Swailes

Contact Information

Musgrave Church Field Trust
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4PQ