History Built in 1805 by London merchant William Skinner, Moor Hall started off as a farm house overlooking the moor. It was then transformed into a Victorian stately home with features that still exist in the hall today. During WW2 it was used by evacuees as a home and place to stay. More recently, after the war it was used as film studios for Odeon cinemas between the 1940s and 50s. Cookham, the home of Moor Hall is rich with artistic and literary heritage. It has been resident to many well-known writers including Roald Dahl and Enid Blighton. The village is very idyllic which makes it the perfect inspiration for writers. Moor Hall is the home of the CIM.