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Marple Hall CottagesCottages attached to the stables at Marple Hall. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 24, 2015
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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.Sep 12, 2015
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Marple Hall StablesMarple Hall Stables with a groom tending a horse. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Sep 12, 2015
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Ornamental Pond at Marple HallThe "Hermitage" on the ornamental lake in the grounds of Marple Hall. Provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Marple Hall StablesThe stables at Marple Hall, provided by Janet Holmes.Jan 29, 2015
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Flagg WoodFlagg Wood on the Marple Hall Estate. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 21, 2014
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Marple Hall from the South East A view of the hall from an angle not often seen taken in 1900.Mar 30, 2014
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People at Marple HallHarry Mainwaring (of Peover Hall) sitting on the back wall of Marple Hall with Marple Dale behind. Taken in 1900.Mar 30, 2014


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.3944 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.2689 viewsThe hall's decline is not yet apparent in this shot from the main drive at the front.
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Marple Hall2581 viewsA full-on view showing the sundial and the balcony above the front door.
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Marple Hall2565 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 Hall2522 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 Layout2510 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 1.2437 viewsThe hall begins to crumble.
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Dooley Lane Entrance to Marple Hall2089 viewsThe rear gates to Marple Hall, opposite the Hare and Hounds on Dooley Lane.
Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 15 August 2010.

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Main Gates to Marple HallA full-on view of the magnificent gates to Marple Hall.
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Marple Hall from the SouthThe classic view of Marple Hall from the south taking in 1919.
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Marple Hall Tapestry now in Art Institute of ChicagoThis tapestry was once cut around the fireplace of Marple Hall's Drawing Room. It's now restored in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. See comments for more detail or click image fo a larger version.
Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.
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Marple HallHard to see the decay at Marple Hall from this distance but it was well set in when this photo was taken in the early 1950s.
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Gates to Marple HallStockport Road with Marple Hall gates on the left (now Marple Hall Drive).
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Ornamental Pond at Marple HallA faded and romantic looking shot of the ornamental lake in Marple Dale below the hall with the "Hermitage" on the island in the centre.
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Stone StatueOnce part of a fireplace in Marple Hall, now a garden ornament somewhere in Marple.
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Marple Hall DriveLooking down the drive towards the Hall - Turncliffe Cresent would be just through the gates on the right.

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