Morland is one of the most delightful of the many charming villages in the Vale of Lyvennet. Happily remote from railway and motorway, privileged in its setting and enjoying the enviable tranquility of an undisturbed countryside.
The scenery everywhere is lovely, green fields being sheltered by woodlands and watered by pleasant streams. The village street, through which flows Morland Beck, remains picturesque and unspoiled.
One of the greatest of Morland’s treasure is the Saxon Church of St Lawrence. It is one of the loveliest in the county and parts of the fabric may well be the oldest masonry in any. The unbuttressed tower of mellow red sandstone, a joy to behold, has stood since the 11th century, before Norman builders brought their own styles of architecture. The nave and chancel are 13th. This is a church of which Morland’s parishioners may rightly feel very proud. As doubtless they do.
The gardens and path alongside the beck are open to public access via Morland House Gardens.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the Morland House Gardens, four acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens laid out in Victorian times, centred on Morland beck. Open every day from 10 – 5, entrance is £5, U12s free and members of the HHA.
There is now a very pleasant café in the centre of Morland village overlooking Morland Beck’s waterfall. The Millyard cafe is open daytime from Tuesdays to Sundays. It also has popular Pizza evenings on Fridays. Tapas evenings are on Saturdays from mid-April to end of September.
Grid Ref : NY 598225
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