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The Corn Mill 1937A young Jill Bennett (now Mrs Jill Watson) poses at the Corn Mill on Lakes Road for her father in August 1937.Jan 14, 2022
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The Corn Mill 1937The Corn Mill on Lakes Road, provided by Mrs Jill Watson (nee Bennett). Taken by her father in August 1937.Jan 14, 2022
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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


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 House2473 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 Lodge2097 viewsMellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor Mill Oil Painting Close Up2061 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 Mill from the rear.2010 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 Mill1971 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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After the Fire 11877 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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The Corn Mill1862 viewsA newspaper cutting of Oldknow's Corn Mill during its final days of dereliction.
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Mellor Mill1750 viewsA superb photograph of Mellor Mill in it prime.

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Bottoms HallBuilt in 1800, behind the hall is the Apprentice House, where the apprentices who worked in Oldknow's mill lived.
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Mellor Mill from the rear.A 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 MillA postcard of Tom Oldham's model of Mellor Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor Mill Oil Painting Close UpClose 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 LodgeThe rear of Mellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bottoms Hall - Apprentice HousesBottoms Hall and the Apprentice Houses c1960. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mellor LodgeMellor Lodge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Tom Oldham Model of Mellor MillTom 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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