His Royal Highness

The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021


It was with great sadness that Castle Sowerby Parish Council have learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family.

We remember with immense gratitude the lifetime of service which His Royal Highness devoted to Her Majesty, to our Nation and to the Commonwealth.

Send a message of condolence via www.royal.uk

Councillor Richard Little

Chairman of Castle Sowerby Parish Council

Welcome to the Castle Sowerby Parish Website

Castle Sowerby parish is bounded on the south by Greystoke, on the northwest by Raughton Head, on the west and southwest by Sebergham and part of Caldbeck and on the east by Skelton, Braithwaite and Middlesceugh.

It is a very rural community with about 340 residents but there is a strong community spirit, as is evidenced by all the activities taking place in Millhouse Village Hall. Castle Sowerby Church has Norman origins and is dedicated to St Kentigern (St Mungo).

Bulmans Directory of 1901 has a description of the parish at the time:
“Castle Sowerby lies high, and has an uneven surface, pretty well studded with hedgerows and plantations, and abounding in picturesque views...”
That description still fits the parish well.

Haltcliffe School Trust Fund - Grant Distribution 2020

The trust specifies that the income of the charity should be applied in promoting further education, including social and physical training, of persons resident in the parishes of Caldbeck & Castle Sowerby.  

In allocating benefits the Trustees shall have regard to the promotion of the education in accordance with the principles and doctrines of the Church of England and the Methodist Church.

Individuals who successfully applied for a grant last year may reapply this year for further consideration.  However each individual may only ever make two applications.

Distribution of interest will be made following a Trustees Meeting to be held on 7th October 2020 (TBC)

Application forms for these grants can be obtained from the Secretary,

Mrs A Noble, 2 Hodden Croft Cottages, Caldbeck, Wigton, CA7 8EL; Tel 016974 78692

Parish Clerk,
19 Jul 2020, 14:05