Mellor Mill Archaeological Dig, Marple2019-02-20T14:19:11+00:00

Project Description

Mellor Mill Archaeological Dig, Marple

Ecological surveys were requested in 2018 to inform part of the Mellor Mill archaeological dig and associated groundworks, which is revealing the legacy of Samuel Oldknow, the entrepreneur who established the industrial heart of the historical mill town of Marple.

The dig has involved the painstaking removal of topsoil that has covered Mellor Mill near to the Roman Lakes for 150years, and includes the