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Mellor, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Mellor, a village, a township, and an ancient chapelry in Glossop parish, Derbyshire. The village stands near the river Goyt at the boundary with Cheshire, 1½ mile ESE of Marple station on the Midland and M.S. & L. Joint railway, and 2 miles S by E of Stockport, and has a post office under Stockport; money order and telegraph office, Marple Bridge. The township has an area of 2362 acres; population, 1096. The old chapelry is of long standing, and formerly included portions of the new parishes of New Mills and Charlesworth. It now comprises the townships of Mellor and Ludworth. Population, 2900. There are cotton mills, bleaching works, and collieries, but the latter are not now worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £164. The church stands on a commanding site with extensive views, is a very plain building with an old tower, and contains a curiously-carved pulpit and a grotesque font, evidently very old. There are Primitive Methodist and United Free Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishGlossop 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionHayfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Mellor 1678-1775, Derbyshire is available to browse online., in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mellor from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Mellor are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: