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Marple Hall from the SouthA classic shot of Marple Hall from the south. This one is wider angle than most and you can see more of the grounds too. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Marple Hall BarnsA view of the barns and stables at Marple Hall provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Wood Cutting in Turncliff WoodWood cutting in Turncliff Wood c1951. In the photo are Oscar Lodge (front), son Ken, daughter Lois and neighbour Mr Sacker. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Wood Cutting in Turncliff WoodWood cutting in Turncliff Wood c1951. In the photo are Oscar Lodge, and neighbour Mrs Sacker. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Wood Cutting in Turncliff WoodOn the way back from Wood cutting in Turncliff Wood c1951. In the photo are Oscar Lodge, and neighbours Mr and Mrs Sacker. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Wood Cutting in Turncliff WoodWood cutting in Turncliff Wood c1951. In the photo are Oscar Lodge, and neighbour Mr Sacker. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Hall Stable BlockThe old Marple Hall stable block, nearly gone, viewed from the far side of the Hall towards Dooley Lane, 1959. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Hall from the rearThe back of Marple Hall after vandalism had taken hold. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020


Marple Hall and outbuildings.


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Photographs of Marple Hall and its outbuildings, from the heydays to the decay days. What might have been if these wonderful old buildings had been preserved just a few more years until people began to understand the value of our heritage?

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The interior and furnishings.


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Interior shots of Marple Hall, including images from the catologue of the auction of the hall's contents in 1929. Click here to read more about the items sold at auction.

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The Jack Wilkinson Album - decline and demolition.


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An album full of the saddest photographs but we're very grateful to have them to preserve the memories. These images were loaned by the family of the late Jack Wilkinson who recorded for posterity the final demise of Marple Hall.

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Commemoration, relics and souvenirs.


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This album includes the commemorative date stone and plaque erected by Marple Civic Society and Marple Antiquarian Society (now Marple Local History Society). There are also a few other remnants of this once great Hall still to found and we have photographed and recorded as many as we can.

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Sketch of Marple Hall from the ornamental lake.4556 viewsThis view is from Marple Dale, where there was an ornamental lake with steps leading down the bank from the hall. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 15 August 2010.
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Marple Hall from the main driveway.3250 viewsThe hall's decline is not yet apparent in this shot from the main drive at the front.
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Marple Hall2956 viewsA full-on view showing the sundial and the balcony above the front door.
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Marple Hall Layout2945 viewsHere's a plan view of the layout of Marple Hall to help orientate yourself when looking at some of the photos in this album. Updated on 22 August 2010 with a version showing more buildings.
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Marple Hall in ruins 1.2931 viewsThe hall begins to crumble.
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Marple Hall2925 viewsA shot of Marple Hall from the front provided by Betty Longmate, daughter of Betty Tunstall who lived there from 1923 to 1932 with her parents, the caretakers.
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Marple Hall2862 viewsA unique view of Marple Hall showing that there were inner and outer entrance gates to the grounds immediately surrounding the hall.
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Marple Hall in ruins 10.2470 viewsBeams from the original farm house are now visible.

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Main Gates to Marple HallThe Main Gates to Marple Hall on Stockport Road.
Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 15 August 2010.
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Marple Hall Date Stone 1983Basil Sexton says a few words during the ceremony to unveil the plaque to commemorate the site of Marple Hall. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated April 1983.
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Marple Hall Date StoneThe date stone from the rear entrance of the Hall has been laid, rather like a gravestone, in memory of what was once here.
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Marple HallMarple Hall c1957, provided by Ken Lodge.
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Marple Hall in ruins 2.The gates have gone and vandals and souvenir hunters have done their worst.
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Marple Hall Bed ChamberThe magnificent carved oak John Bradshawe bed with mottos often described in publications about Marple Hall and the Judge, 1919.
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Marple Hall Sundial c1940Looking from the garden of Marple Hall, past the sundial to the gates. Provided by Marmaduke Alderson.
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Mrs Bradshawe IsherwoodMrs Bradshawe Isherwood of Marple Hall. On the back it says "My mother, from J. BI". It's most likely that the lady is Mary Ellen (nee Bellairs) mother of John Henry B-I but it may be Elizabeth Luce, wife of John Henry and mother of 3rd son John. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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