Marple & Mellor History : Folder 3

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Marple & Mellor History : Folder 3


Marple and Mellor.


Folder containing items relating to Marple & Mellor History.


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Tax Returns for 1714
Photocopy of handwritten document on A3 paper containing schedule of names starting with Hen: Bradshaw Esq showing tax liability signed by the Collectors Wm Heginbotham and Francis Wood. dated August 3rd 1714

Taxables : Marple Township 1693
Typed list of taxables returned in 1693, under the act providing for a tax-levy of one penny per pound on real estate and six shillings for per head on Freemen for Marpool.
Source unknown.

Three Land Tax Returns : 1780, 1800 and 1810
Three photocopied documents on A3 paper of Marple Tax Returns from Cheshire County Records Office listing owners name, occupant, address and estimated amount.
1. Land Tax Return for Marple : 1780
2. Land Tax Return for Marple : 1800
3. Land Tax…

Mize & Tithe Book for 1792 and 1742
Handwritten document titled "Mize & Tithe book 1742 schedule of general survey of the arable, meadow and pasture lands in the township of Marple
Photocopy of extracts from original Mize & Tithe book 1792.

Newspaper Cutting relating to Industries  from 1840
Typed documents with various extracts from newspapers dating from 1840 with regard to Industries
These include sales notices, bankruptcy, Inquest reports, petty session notices and prosecutions of companies in the Cotton Spinner, Coal

Documents relating Marple Recreation Grounds & Hodgkinsons
Documents relating to the Marple Recreation Ground bequest presented by Mr & Mrs Hodgkinson :
1. Photocopy of Transcript of Herald Newspaper report on 15th October 1910 with photograph of officials and report of the event. 4 pages
2. Photocopy of…

Booklets : Guides of Marple :  1984 & Undated
Two booklet examples of Guides to Marple :
1. 1984 Marple & District Chamber of Trade Official Guide, published by Marple & District Chamber of Trade.
2. Undated "Visit Marple" a vibrant, historic canal town, produced by Marple Business Forum.

1734 Poll : Bowden Middlecale & District : Glossop Parish
Two pages of downloaded information from the 1734 Poll for Glossop Parish with details of Mellor residents.
Downloaded 2007 from

Revealing Oldknow's Legacy : 2015 /2018
Single page advertising "Revealing Oldknow's Legacy" an oral history projects from 2017 organised by Canal & River Trust and Mellor Archaeology asking for memories to build an oral history of three of Marple's historic sites. Also :   A4 Binder…

Miscellaneous Newspaper Reports : 1808-11  & 1851
Photocopies of miscellaneous newspaper articles relating to Marple and Mellor from Manchester Mercury :
1. 1808 : Samuel Oldknows bay horse has strayed.
2. 1811 : Meeting at Bridgwater Arms to consider the propriety of making a Canal from Peak…

Foul Practice of a JP :Unlawful entry to Bothams : 1631
Two typed transcript of a letter to Francis Bradshaw a Justice of the Peace in Derby complaining about the foul practice of Francis Stafford by unlawful entry into Bothoms, dated 24th February 1631
Source and author of original transcript unknown

Research Material taken from Mellor Oddfellows Books
Handwritten information taken from Mellor Oddfellows Books listing members in 1832,36, resolutions, occupations of member and miscellaneous notes dating from 1832 to 1868 accompanied by typed transcript.

Local Personalities of Marple : Cheshire Life Article : 1972
Cuttings on card taken from an article from Cheshire Life November 1972 showing photographs and brief text :
1. Dr W F Beech, Secretary of the Ratepayers Association.
2. Bob Austin, local store owner.
3. Horse riding through Tarden
4. Hugh…

"Seen from the Ridge" Articles from North Cheshire Herald : 1941
Four pages of typed transcripts taken from "Seen from the Ridge" by the Observer a regular piece from the North Cheshire Herald from 1941.
Topics by"The Observer" covered, Holiday Haunts for Sale and Still helping blitz victims.
Four photocopies of…

Extracts : Pigot's Directory for Marple : 1834
Three photocopied pages from Pigot & Co.'s Directory for 1834 covering the Marple Area.
Pages 37,38 and 39

Extract : Lancs & Cheshire Antiquarian Soc : Corn Mill Marple : 1965
Photocopy of a single page with a paragraph under heading "Marple" from Transaction of Lancashire s & Cheshire Antiquarian Society 1965 - 6 giving information on the Corn Mill in Marple on the River Goyt.

Extract : Heading : " Mellor" : Information on Buildings in Mellor
Single Page photocopy of an extract (query Pevesnor?) under the heading "Mellor" (pages 478 & 479).
Information on the architecture and history of St Thomas's on Church Road, Hearse House, Methodist Church (former), Longhurst Lane, Mellor Hall and…

Chester Assizes : Trial of Marple Men : 1824 : Marple Parish Magazine Extract
Photocopy of two pages taken from the Marple Parish Magazine from 1992 & 1993 showing an report from the Morning Post in London regarding the trial of two Marple men in 1824 , their crimes and sentences.
a. John Ingham : Breaking into Mr Gees house…

Misc. News Reports  : Hollins Mill / Typhoid / Scarlet Fever : 1908
Photocopy of newspaper report from unknown publication dated 1908? with 6 paragraphs of miscellaneous reports from Marple.
First report of Marple Tech Institute, second, third and four reporting on scarlet and typhoid outbreaks in Marple and its…

Mellor Industrialisation : Hugh Fletcher
Two handwritten pages on the industrialisation of Mellor from the first mill in 1790 by Hugh Fletcher

Newspaper Reports on Wells / Culverts in Marple
Newspaper reports on wells / culverts found around the Marple Area:
a. Two articles from Stockport Messenger and High Peak Echo dated 1992 : Well found in garden in Marple
b. Date unknown Editors letter re Well Cottage, Church Street, Marple.

Newspaper cuttings / headlines relating to Marple / Mellor Area from 1800's
Numerous newspaper cuttings, headlines on miscellaneous topics in and around Marple /Mellor area.
Examples 1967 : Original and photocopy of front page of the North Cheshire Herald on Flood at Moor End, Mellor
2016 : Mill Brow Recreation Park…

Population of Marple & Mellor : 1836
Three photocopied pages from Pigots Directory 1836 giving details of the Population of Marple & Mellor from that year.
Also residents in alphabetical order, occupations and address.
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