Welcome to the web site of Mellor Archaeological Trust

Diary Dates

Facts & Fun Day 2017

  • Tue, Aug 15th 2017

Facts & Fun at Roman Lakes Sunday 3rd September 11am - 5pm  A Fundraising & Awareness Day For Mellor Archaeological Trust &  Friends of The Valley   Traditional Lawn Games - Fete Stalls - Rural Crafts -...

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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