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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?

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James Watt, the Industrial Revolution and water po...
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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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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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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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Mellor Mill Heritage Day 2015
05 Feb 2015 08:19

Mellor Mill Heritage Day, Sunday, September 6th, 2015, 11am - 5pm Fact & Fun at the Roman Lakes  Fa [ ... ]

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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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