Staffield is a hamlet in the Eden district of Cumbria. Historically, Staffield was a township in the ancient parish of Kirkoswald in the old County of Cumberland. In 1866 Staffield became a civil parish in its own right, until 1st April 1934, when it was merged with the Civil Parish of Kirkoswald
. The Nunnery
here dates back from the 13th century.
STAFFIELD, a township, in the parish of KirkOswald, union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, l½ mile (N.N.W.) from Kirk-Oswald; containing 257 inhabitants. The village is situated in a deep vale, on the north side of the river Croglin; and near it are the remains of an old border fortification called Scarrowmanwick. Staffield Hall is distinguished for its walks and beautiful scenery.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.