Morland, Cumbria

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Morland
Pub in Morland - geograph.org.uk - 337725.jpg
The Crown Inn
Morland is located in Cumbria
Morland
Morland
Location within Cumbria
Population374 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY5922
Civil parish
  • Morland
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA10
Dialling code01931
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°35′42″N 2°37′12″W / 54.595°N 2.620°W / 54.595; -2.620Coordinates: 54°35′42″N 2°37′12″W / 54.595°N 2.620°W / 54.595; -2.620

Morland is a village and civil parish in the rolling hills of the Eden Valley in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. It includes the hamlets of Town Head and Morland Moor, and at the 2011 UK Census it had a population of 374.[1]

Location[edit]

Morland is centrally located in the Eden Valley, a scenic, rural area lying a few miles from the Lake District to the West, the Pennines to the East and the Yorkshire Dales to the South. The area is characterised by rolling hills and farmland.

History[edit]

Morland is believed to have been settled for at least 1500 years, perhaps because of the Powdonnet Spring that rises by the side of the road leaving the village towards Cliburn. A Viking sword was found buried in the churchyard in the 19th century, which might suggest some Viking influence in the area. In the early Middle Ages the area was contested by Scotland and England, and so Morland was not included in the Domesday Book in 1086.

Village Features[edit]

Morland's church, Church of St Lawrence (alt. Laurence), is unique in Cumbria, as it has a Saxon tower.

The village has a pub - the Crown Inn - and the Mill Yard Café[2], as well as a community shop. It has a primary school, the Morland Area Church of England Primary School, with approximately 60-70 pupils. The villages of Morland and Newby have a shared village hall, in which many activities take place.

The Eden Valley is a popular destination for holidaymakers, and Morland has a significant amount of accommodation for visitors.[3][4][5]

Governance[edit]

The ecclesiastical parish includes the townships (villages) of King's Meaburn, Newby and Sleagill.

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Cliburn with a total population of 1,300.[6]

Location grid[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Mill Yard Café". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Morland House". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Morland Hall". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Greengill Holidays". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 22 June 2015.

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