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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 House2318 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 Up1945 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 Lodge1872 viewsMellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor Mill from the rear.1863 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 Mill1771 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 Mill1750 viewsA newspaper cutting of Oldknow's Corn Mill during its final days of dereliction.
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After the Fire 11657 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 Painting1612 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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Mellor LodgeMellor Lodge from a Manchester Guardian news article about its decline published in 1946. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor LodgeA particularly nice photo of Mellor Lodge from a glass slide in the keeping of Marple Local History Society.
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Mellor LodgeMellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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The Garden HouseThe 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 MillA publicity leaflet of Mellor Mill, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor Mill from the RearRear view of Mellor, or Bottoms Mill annotated
"One of the oldest cotton mills in the world, destroyed by fire 1893."
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Marple LodgeMarple Lodge was built on the Marple side (obvious isn't it!) and was the home to the Mill Manager.
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Waterloo WheelpitRemains of the Waterloo Wheelpit. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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