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  • Wed, Mar 15th 2017

Online Sources This list was drawn up by Rachel Reader, Supervising Archaeologist, School of Environment and Life Sciences. Rachel gave two lectures at the Navigation Pub in Marple, in March 2017,...

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?

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Bob's Mill Diary - Sunday 29th November 2015
29 Nov 2015 16:39Bob's Mill Diary - Sunday 29th November 2015

A number of us attended Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2015 at Salford University on 28th November. It was [ ... ]

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Lancashire Textile Mill Museums Culled
25 Nov 2015 12:04Lancashire Textile Mill Museums Culled

The steam engine at Queen Street Mill museum, Burnley. This is the only working steam-powered weaving mill l [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Sunday 19th July 2015
20 Jul 2015 19:35Bob's Mill Diary -  Sunday 19th  July 2015

Flowing Sunday We had an excellent turnout from the general public on Sunday 19th July, when many came down [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Sunday 12th July 2015
12 Jul 2015 18:49Bob's Mill Diary -  Sunday 12th  July 2015

We had a great day on Saturday with the 1st Woodford Scout Troop coming down for a 'taster' session at being a [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Wednesday 17th June 2015
17 Jun 2015 21:52Bob's Mill Diary -  Wednesday 17th  June 2015

It is going to be busy down at Mellor Mill this Sunday (21st June).  At around midday an ITV film crew will b [ ... ]

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James Watt, the Industrial Revolution and water po...
03 Jun 2015 07:40James Watt, the Industrial Revolution and water power

James Watt, the Industrial Revolution and water power On June 3rd 2015 John Hearle responded, via a letter  [ ... ]

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Water Power - Then & Now : April 30th 2015
04 May 2015 18:36Water Power - Then & Now : April 30th 2015

Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water or running water, which may be har [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Friday 1st May 2015 (B)
01 May 2015 16:29Bob's Mill Diary -  Friday 1st May 2015 (B)

Sam responds to a request. Sam visited his old Grammar School at Rivington By Special Request of the Hawk  [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Friday 1st May 2015 (A)
01 May 2015 14:11Bob's Mill Diary -  Friday 1st May 2015 (A)

Water Power : Then & Now Thought I would share a few of the images from my last evening's talk on water p [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Monday 27th April 2015
27 Apr 2015 21:35Bob's Mill Diary -  Monday 27th April 2015

Community Dig 2 Taking into account the revolting weather we experienced during the four days leading up to [ ... ]

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Bob's Mill Diary - Wednesday 15th April 2015
17 Apr 2015 08:11Bob's Mill Diary -  Wednesday 15th April 2015

Community Dig We've been working hard, as usual, to progress the site.  The Community Dig last week was a  [ ... ]

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Unveiling an 1805 Painting of Mellor Mill
16 Mar 2015 17:20Unveiling an 1805 Painting of Mellor Mill

Unveiling the 1805 Painting of Mellor Mill On Saturday, March 14, an oil painting of Samuel Oldknow’s Mel [ ... ]

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