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Now that the Mellor Heritage Project has sadly come to an end the Mellor Archaeological Trust must seek other sources of funding to enable us to continue the research in the area, which has proved to be a source of such regionally and nationally important information. Unfortunately, however, at present only limited professional support will be available to supervise excavation. We regret therefore, that any opportunities to join the excavations carried out in 2010 will be restricted to those volunteers who have previously worked with us. We do hope in the future, however, to be able to run a project at Mellor Mill and if successful, we would hope to take more volunteers in 2011.

Click to enlarge image of vistors on the new bridge Click to enlarge image of the Reconstructed Roundhouse Click to enlarge image of Roman Garden

In the meantime however, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Funding, we have been able to make it possible for the more casual visitor to have access to a very special part of the site. A section of the excavated Iron Age Ditch can now easily be viewed in an area which was formerly part of the Old Vicarage garden, next to the entrance to Mellor Church. A cast iron bridge enables the visitor to cross over and see the ditch from above, in a way it has never been seen before, with interpretation panels to explain what has been found and a Roman Garden planted by the Community and Educational part of the Project. The Renconstructed Iron Age Roundhouse built by Marple students can also be seen from the bridge, in the adjoining field. The Origins gallery at the Stockport Story Museum contains the Finds from Mellor over the last 12 years.

For Directions see the Map and Contact Information page but we do ask visitors to remember that rest of the main garden as this is Private Property and may only be visited by prior appointment.

Become a Friend
It is more important to us than ever that we continue to receive the support of the Friends of The Mellor Archaeological Trust who both support the work and receive regular news of developments and events. For further information contact:

Ann Hearle by email at
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or telephone 0161 4271149 for further details.

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Browse our gallery of volunteers involved over the last 12 years

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