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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Lodge 2016Foundations of Oldknow's Mellor Lodge exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Lodge 2016Foundations of Oldknow's Mellor Lodge exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016
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Mellor Lodge 2016Foundations of Oldknow's Mellor Lodge exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.May 17, 2016


Mellor Mill


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Photographs, etchings and paintings of Mellor Mill in its glorious prime and unfortunate decline after the horrendous fire that destroyed it in 1892.

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Mellor and Marple Lodge and other Buildings


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Oldknow built many other buildings near his mill, including a home for himself, Mellor Lodge, and another for the Mill Manager, Marple Lodge, on the opposite bank. Marple Lodge had a extensive ornamental garden running alongside the river, of which there are still a few traces if you look very closely.

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Mellor Lodge Plans


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These are photographs of plans of Oldknow's home, Mellor Lodge, which he built for himself on the Mellor side of the River Goyt. They can't be originals, because they have a telephone number on them. We know nothing of their history but if anyone knows where these are now we'd love the opportunity to take them again without the flash!

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The Garden House2331 viewsThe Garden House stood near Mellor Lodge, off Lakes Road. In 1881 it was home to unemployed Engine Driver William Smith, his wife Sarah and their 8 children between the ages of 3 and 18.
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Mellor Mill Oil Painting Close Up1955 viewsClose up photograph of the mill itself in the painting that was the inspiration for the well known etching of Mellor Mill by F. Jukes. Is that Samuel Oldknow in the doorway? Click image for a larger version.
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Mellor Lodge1908 viewsMellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor Mill from the rear.1880 viewsA similar shot from the rear of Mellor Mill but with a very smart gentleman. The mill manager perhaps?
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Tom Oldham Model of Mellor Mill1808 viewsTom Oldham's family hand over his model of Mellor Mill to Ann Hearle of Marple Local History Society. From the Society's Archives.
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The Corn Mill1758 viewsA newspaper cutting of Oldknow's Corn Mill during its final days of dereliction.
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After the Fire 11665 viewsA clear photo of Mellor Mill after the fire in 1892. To the left is the Corn Mill, which was still intact after the fire.
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Mellor Mill Oil Painting1621 viewsPhoto of the original oil painting by Manchester artist Joseph Parry (1744 to 1826). The engraving of the Mill was based on this painting. Click the image for a larger version.

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The Corn MillThe Corn Mill was separate to the main mill and survived much longer, not being demolished until the 1930s.
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Mellor Mill 2016Mellor Mill foundations exposed by Mellor Archaeological Trust. Phot Arthur Procter.
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Oldknow SignA sign from Oldknow's house ar Higher Hillgate, Stockport. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor & Marple LodgesA high quality shot of Mellor Lodge (right) and Marple Lodge (left). These were built by Oldknow for himself and his Mill Manager to live in.
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Bottoms Hall - Apprentice HousesThe Apprentice Houses at Bottom Hall Farm c1960. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor MillA sketch of Mellor Mill after the fire in 1892 by Joel Wainwright. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Oldknow's Shuttle StoneOldknow's Shuttle Stone at the Mellor Mill site before it was moved to Memorial Park. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Oldknow's StablesOldknow's Stables near Mellor Lodge - Oldknow's business papers and records lay here for over a century in the upper floor of the building. Photo by Arthur Hulme in 1921. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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