Morland  Westmorland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Morland like this:

MORLAND, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in West Ward district, Westmoreland. The village stands near the river Lyvennet, 2½ miles S by E of Cliburn r. station, and 5½ NW by W of Appleby; and has a post office under Penrith. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. ...

Real property, £2,225. Pop., 420. Houses, 92.—The parish contains also the townships of Thrimby, Little Strickland, Great Strickland, Newby, Sleagill, and KingsMeaburn, and the chapelry of Bolton. Acres, 15,260. Real property, £12,750. Pop., 1,927. Houses, 381. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged anciently to Ivo de Talebois; was given in part, by his grandson, to St. Mary's abbey at York; and belongs now to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Buley Castle, now a ruin, was an episcopal residence. Several old mansions are now farm-houses. Some monastic buildings existed in connection with St. Mary's at York, and have left some traces. Limestone and freestone are quarried, and coal of an inferior quality is found. There are linen and tape manufactories, and corn and saw mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Valne, £177.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church includes portions as early as the time of Henry II.; was mainly rebuilt in the last century; is large, cruciform, and good; has a tower, with low spire; and contains a brass of 1562, and a tablet to Lient.General F. Markham. The p. curacies of Thrimby and Bolton are separate benefices. There are chapels for Quakers and Wesleyans, a village library, a free school, and charities £82.—The sub-district contains also three other parishes. Acres, 59,414. Pop., 4,212. Houses, 829.

Morland through time

Morland is now part of Eden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Morland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Morland, in Eden and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th May 2024

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