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Old Vicarage Site

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Mellor Mill 1792-1892

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Shaw Cairn

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Where is Mellor?

Now on the edge of Stockport in Greater Manchester, Mellor's location is historically important. 

On the south-west and north-west, it is bordered by the two great rivers, Goyt and Etherow, which drain the SW Peak District and join to form the Mersey at the lowest point of Mellor.

On the east, a high ridge overlooks a valley, behind which is Kinder Scout. Three spurs, separated by brooks, project west from the ridge.

Click for a local map and directions.

Where is Mellor?

More Updates...

Heritage Lottery Fund Support Update, March 2015
10 Mar 2015 09:01Heritage Lottery Fund Support Update, March 2015

Work begins in earnest ! The corner is being lifted, the legacy of Samuel Oldknow is being revealed, the hidd [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Saturday 7th March 2015
08 Mar 2015 08:21Bob's Mill Diary -  Saturday 7th March 2015

It is now OFFICIAL  "Bob has got a BIG ONE"  After months of searching a suitable 13 ton JCB excavator wa [ ... ]

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Oldknow's Legacy - Mellor Mill Day 2015
05 Feb 2015 08:19Oldknow's Legacy -  Mellor Mill Day 2015

Oldknow's Legacy: Mellor Mill Day, Sunday, September 6th, 2015 Fact and Fun at the Roman Lakes with Mellor Ar [ ... ]

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Samuel Oldknow: the first successful maker of Brit...
22 Jan 2015 20:23Samuel Oldknow: the first successful maker of British muslins

Samuel Oldknow: the first successful maker of British muslins. From a talk at the Mellor Archaeological Trust [ ... ]

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Trust Christmas Lunch, Sunday December 14th 2014
14 Jan 2015 20:05Trust Christmas Lunch, Sunday December 14th 2014

Christmas was approaching fast, but cars took their time approaching Roman Lakes tiptoeing along the bridleway [ ... ]

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Annual Report 2013
04 Nov 2014 19:52Annual Report 2013

Mellor Archaeological Trust ANNUAL REPORT TO CHARITY COMMISSION (2013) The Trust’s purpose is to support r [ ... ]

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2014 Excavations at Shaw Cairn
03 Nov 2014 21:342014  Excavations at Shaw Cairn

Shaw Cairn Dig July 2014 Maxine Wild with additional input by John Hearle. On the warm, sunny and windless m [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Saturday 18th October 2014
19 Oct 2014 20:31Bob's Mill Diary -  Saturday 18th October 2014

Rachel On The Blower! It takes many skills to be an Archaeologist! Autumn is upon us and the leaves are falli [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary-Wednesday 10th September 2014
10 Sep 2014 19:19Bob's Mill Diary-Wednesday 10th September 2014

          I recently had a postcard delivered to my house.  It was sent from Australia by one of  [ ... ]

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Visit to Castleshaw Roman Fort and Saddleworth Mus...
09 Aug 2014 10:11Visit to Castleshaw Roman Fort and Saddleworth Museum August 2nd 2014

Visit to Castleshaw Roman Fort and Saddleworth Museum August 2nd 2014 FCRF volunteers excavating the site. [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Monday 4th August 2014
04 Aug 2014 20:28Bob's Mill Diary -  Monday 4th August 2014

The Challenge Twelve
AT LAST! Well, July 28th will be a date to remember.  We finally received our "Permi [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Thursday 17th July 2014
17 Jul 2014 13:27Bob's Mill Diary -  Thursday 17th July 2014

Metal Detectors Help In Dig Stockport Metal Detecting Club have agreed to be our official metal detectorists. [ ... ]

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