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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
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Marple Hall Pond c1959Marple Hall pond , looking towards Isherwood Drive. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Hall Pond c1959Marple Hall pond (drinking water): that’s my sister Lois and our dog, Jimmy, c.1959 (don’t know who the boys are). 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.4503 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.3200 viewsThe hall's decline is not yet apparent in this shot from the main drive at the front.
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Marple Hall2909 viewsA full-on view showing the sundial and the balcony above the front door.
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Marple Hall Layout2906 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 Hall2884 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 Hall in ruins 1.2880 viewsThe hall begins to crumble.
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Marple Hall2825 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 10.2427 viewsBeams from the original farm house are now visible.

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Marple Hall DemolitionThere is now little option but to demolish Marple Hall.
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Marple HallMarple Hall through the gates with flag flying. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Hall in ruins 6.Close to destruction.
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The Stables in ruinMarple Hall stables and servants' quarter barely recognisable.
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Marple HallA close-up detail of one of the Marple Hall outbuildings taken in 1900. This building was in the walled garden. It was joined to the main building and was probably the cook's quarters. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Ornamental Pond at Marple HallThe "Hermitage" and ornamental pond at Marple Hall is becoming overgrown.
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Marple Hall SchoolReinforced concrete and steel.
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Marple Hall in ruins 7.The entrance hall collapses.

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