Morland's name means "grove by the moor". It's ancient spelling of Morlund suggests it might have been originally a Norse settlement. It is a quiet little village with views up the Eden valley, although in the early 19th century there were two factories making linen goods. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence and according to Pevsner has the only Anglo Saxon tower in Cumberland and Westmorland. It is the only 11th. century Saxon tower still in use. It was once under the control of the Abbey of St. Mary at York and income from it was used to support the Priory at Wetherall.
The war memorial in the churchyard includes names from the Boer War.
The village used to be a coaching village and today has the modern equivalent in that it is the base of Tuers' coaches.
The Village Pub and a Sluice Gate on Morland Beck