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Landscaping Task at Mellor Mill
Mill Landscaping Photos from Arthur Procter
Winter Wonderland 2018
Mellor Archaeological Trust will be at Winter Wonderland, Marple Bridge on Saturday 1st December. Come along and enjoy the fun. Mellor Archaeological Trust will have a selection of Heritage related items for sale and, as always, a team of well informed members to explain what we have been doing this past year. Maybe you would like to combine the event with a stroll down to Mellor Mill to enjoy the mini country park we have created for all to enjoy.
Trial Dig 2009
Mellor Mill Postcard: The University of Manchester Archaeological Unit (UMAU) and Mellor Archaeological Trust (MAT) carried out an archaeological evaluation in April/May 2009 at the site of Mellor Mill, Marple Bridge, Stockport (centred on the National Grid Reference of SJ 9670 8845). The evaluation was carried out as part of the Mellor Heritage Project (MHP); a three-year Heritage Lottery funded community archaeology project.
The evaluation proved successful in establishing a substantial level of surviving structural remains associated with the 18th century cotton mill in both trenches, as well as an early 19th century corn-drying kiln within Trench 1. Trench 1 also revealed the ground-floor remains of a late 19th century brick structure to the southeast between the southern elevation of the cotton mill and the mill pond which possibly served as a warehouse. A large assemblage of artefacts predominantly associated with a gassing frame were also recovered.
Read the full article here
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.