Views of Mellor

Mellor, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, is where I was born, and where I still live.

Originally in Derbyshire, it was transferred to Cheshire in 1936, and in 1974 it became part of Stockport Metropolitan Borough in the County of Greater Manchester.  I have thus lived in three counties without leaving the village!

Much of Mellor lies within the Green Belt, so major housing developments are prohibited; apart from a little in-filling, the scenery has not changed greatly in the past fifty years.  Most of the houses lie in a ribbon along Longhurst Lane, which then becomes Moor End Road in the upper (and older) part of the village.  Small groups of houses are to be found on roads such as Clement Road, Townscliffe Lane (where I live), Highfield Road, Fernhill, Church Road and Gibb Lane, which branch off Longhurst Lane.  There are a few outlying farms, but many of these are no longer productive, the land being used for ‘horsiculture’ – the feeding and exercise of horses.

Here are a few scenes of Mellor.  They are in two groups: Mellor in the Summer, and Mellor in the Snow.  The pictures are best viewed in ‘full screen’ mode.

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Mellor in the Summer

Mellor Church

The view from the churchyard

The churchyard at sunset

A view of Kinder Scout

Cobden Edge from my window

Mellor in the Snow

The Drive to Mellor Hall

A view of Kinder Scout

On Cobden Edge

Primrose Cottage