Welcome to the web site of Mellor Archaeological Trust

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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Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Family Archaeology Dig...
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Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Family Dig invitation: August 17th to 21st August (9am to 12noon) & (1pm to 4 [ ... ]

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Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Mellor Mill Community ...
10 Jun 2015 07:18Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Mellor Mill Community Archaeology Dig : 24th - 28th &  31st August - 4th September  2015

Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Community Archaeology Dig :  24th - 28th August & 31 August - 4th September  [ ... ]

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Mellor Mill Festival of Archaeology - July 19th
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Mellor Mill Festival of Archaeology 19th July Dates and times
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Chadkirk Festival - 26th July
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On Sunday, 26th July, the annual Chadkirk Festival and Well Dressing will be taking place from 12.00 till 17.0 [ ... ]

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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)
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)
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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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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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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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