Marple & Mellor History

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Marple & Mellor History


Marple and Mellor.


A series of folders 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.

Notes on Mellor Hall, Church, Churchyard and Vicars
Three page handwritten and five typed pages containing notes with the history of Mellor, Mellor Hall, Mellor Churchyard and Mellor Vicars.
Author unknown.

Extract from Joseph Tilley's "The Old Halls of Derbyshire"
Photocopies of pages 86-89 from Joseph Tilley's book The Old Halls of Derbyshire covering Mellor Hall, Whitehough and Bradshaw Halls.

Thesis : The Change in Function of Parishes of Mellor and Ludworth during the last 200 years : Clare Garner : 1966
Ring-bound 103 page academic thesis entitled "The Change in Function of the Parishes of Mellor and Ludworth during the Last Two Hundred Years" : Presented by Clare Garner. April 1966 for Manchester College of Education.
Containing maps,…

Wikipedia Pages for Mellor : 2005
Three pages of information from Wikipedia website relating to Mellor giving information on Geography, Industry, Politics, Industrial Past etc. downloaded 2005

Map of the Township of Mellor
Hand drawn map of the Township of Mellor, showing prominent houses / roads and rivers from Robin Hood's Picking Roads to Marple Bridge.
Date/artist unknown.

Booklet : "The Historic Landscapes of Mellor" :  Ron Weston
Original copy of the booklet entitled "The Historic Landscapes of Mellor" by Ron Weston, 2005.
Resulting from survey undertaken for Mellor Archaeological Trust to help set the hill-fort in context of the Landscape.
Booklet gives information from…

Lea Hall, drawing by J Wainwright 1899 : Advertisement for  Lecture by J Wainwright 1882
Photocopy of pen drawing of Lea Hall, Mellor with text stating that for forty years the residence of Miss Shaw, who died here.
Taken From J Wainwrights : Memories of Marple c.1899
Hand drawn laminated poster advertising "A Lecture" by Joel…

Poster : Extracts from Bridge Almshouses Rules
Photocopy of A3 poster : Extracts from the Rules established by Mrs Elizabeth Bridge for the Government of the Almswomen in the Bridge Almshouses of which Almshouses, during her life, Mrs Elizabeth Bridge is sole Governor and Visitor : Rules 12, 13…

Booklets : Marple & Marple & Mellor as Places of Residence
Two photocopies of booklets entitled
1. Marple & Mellor as Places of Residence
2. Marple as a place of Residence (with handwritten corrections)
Undated but both promoting Ley Hay Estate which was being laid out when booklet was published along…

Magazine Articles relating to Marple & Mellor from 1966
Nine magazine articles relating to Marple and Mellor :
1. 1966 Cheshire Life : Christopher Moore finds Marple full of Vitality and Imagination...not just an Address : Article & Photos.
2. July 1972 Cheshire Life : Marple - Vital & Imaginative :…

Miscellaneous Newspaper cuttings from 1827 relating to Marple & Mellor.
Two punched pockets containing miscellanous newspaper cutting from various sources dating from 1827. (one has dated articles and other undated)
Photocopies of original newspaper and typed transcripts

Historical References & Newspaper Cuttings relating to Robin Hood's Picking Rods
Miscellaneous pages relating to Robin Hood's Picking Rods from several sources and newspaper cuttings :
a. Illustration of Picking "Pegs" extracted from Wainwrights Memories of Marple.
b. Text & Diagram from Journal of the Derbyshire…

Extract : Legends of Longendale by T Middleton : 1906
Photocopy of chapter 4 from Legends of Longendale by T Middleton entitled " Robin Hood's Visit to Longdendale".
Giving an account of why the stones on Ludworth Moor are called Robin Hood's.

Extract from The Decline of Mellor in the 19 century by Ann Ashworth
3 photocopied pages with tables on the Population and textile occupations of Mellor extracted from The Decline of Mellor in the 19th century by Ann Ashworth

Report on W Bradley's address on "How to Improve Marple" 1893
Original newspaper article from The Herald March llth 1893 and photocopied of W Bradley's address at the meeting of the Congregational Mutual Improvement Society 1893 entitled "How to Improve Marple"
Letter from Dora Wigg in Cheltenham who is W…

Leaflet : Mellor - Moorend Conservation Area : 1978
Leaflet from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council giving history and information on Conservation Area Designation and Guidelines for Mellor-Moorend Conservation Area designated April 1978.

Mellor Heritage Exhibition : 1984 & 1985
Leaflet for Mellor Heritage Exhibition in The Parish Hall, Mellor September 1985, with advertisements for local businesses and Programme for the Mellor Fesitval on 15th September 1985.
7 typed pages from the "Mellor Heritage" Committee Meetings from…

Notice : "Remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy"
Photocopy of Notice entitled "Remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy" from Mellor Jollification Committee. Undated

Plan of Estates in Marple  (late Mr Thomas Ferns 1854)
Photocopy of plan and reference of Estates in Mellor in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby belonging to the Executors of the late Mr Thomas Ferns 1854

Marple Town redevelopment 1960's & 70's : Summer Stroll Material 2000
Typed sheets from Peter Bardsley regarding the redevelopment of Marple Town 1960's and amended plan 1970's.
Also Marple & Mellor Millennia 2000 Summer Stroll : Local History Walk with Peter Bardsley and Margaret

Bibliography of the Village of Mellor : Deeds Relating to Mellor
Photocopy of typed document of Bibliography of the Village of Mellor from May 1978. Also typed list of Deeds relating to Mellor held at Derby.
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