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Morland Hall, Morland
Morland Hall
locality:-   Morland
civil parish:-   Morland (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY606228
1Km square:-   NY6022
10Km square:-   NY62

CCM75.jpg (taken 27.2.2015)  

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Morland Hall
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
image  click to enlarge
"Morland Hall"
map date 1873 

images courtesy of the British Postal Museum and Hampshire CC Museums

A victorian house, about 1870, just outside the village on the way to Appleby. This was built with Lancashire cotton money, but was soon acquired by the Torbock family of Crossrigg Hall who had made their money as ships' chandlers in Sunderland, and did particularly well out of the Great War. The somewhat eccentric Dick Torbock allowed the place to fall into complete ruination after World War II. During the World War II it was a convalescent home for soldiers, including Harry Secombe. Much more recently, it was totally rebuilt to its original design.

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