The Society produce several forms of publications. Amongst these are books on the history of the area, on individual buildings and families together with historic walking guides for the area. You can browse all our publications by category, using the menu on the left hand side of this page.

If you have any enquiries concerning the purchase of Society books, please contact Hilary Atkinson either by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the form at the foot of the Contacts page

Mellor Archaeological Trust publications may be seen at MAT publications

Alternately, selection of the Society’s publications may be found at Marple Bookshop and Marple Bridge Post Office.

Of course all our books, pictured below, are at the British Library, but to secure a copy of your very own, pop along to one of our meetings, always sold there, or use the contact email above.

The Books

  • Marple and Mellor - A new history
  • Glimpses of Mellor
  • Historic Landscapes of Mellor
  • Natural History of Ludworth & Mellor
  • Coal Mining in Marple and Mellor Hollins Mill
  • Canal road and rail networks
  • Railways of Marple to 2015
  • 500 years ago in Mellor
  • What did they leave
  • From Fields to Flowerbeds
  • Samuel Oldknow
  • Thomas Ralph and Samuel Waller
  • Marple Hall
  • Brabyns Hall and Park
  • Rose Hill House

Marple and Mellor: a new history (2)

A new history of the two townships from earliest times to the present. The emphasis throughout is change – the changes that have happened in every aspect of life.  There has been enormous change but in many ways life in Marple has come full circle.

Author: Ann Hearle

Published: Marple Local History Society  September 2012

A4 book  68 pages  59 illustrations

Price £9.00

ISBN 978-0-9540582-2-7

Read more: Marple and Mellor: a new history (2)

Online Sources

Hollins Mill Area 1929Online Sources

This list was drawn up by Rachel Reader, Supervising Archaeologist, School of Environment and Life Sciences. Rachel gave two lectures at the Navigation Pub in Marple, in March 2017, on the methods used in Desk Base Assessment in Archaeology. The lectures formed part of the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project. This list is available as a pdf here.

Read more: Online Sources