Kelly`s 1912 Directory: Mellor

with Ludworth & Marple Bridge

to list of people

MELLOR is a township, chapelry and parish, 2 miles east from Marple station on the Ambergate and Manchester section of the Midland railway, 8 miles south--south-west from Glossop, 7 north-east from Stockport, 9 west from Chapel-en-le-Frith and 173 from London by road and 177 by Midland railway, in the High Peak division of the county and hundred, Chapel-en-le-Frith petty sessional division, Hayfield union, rural deanery of Glossop, Chesterfield archdeaconry and Southwell diocese, divided from Cheshire by the river Goyt.  The church of St Thomas is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western embattled tower with pinnacles containing a clock and 3 bells, the first and third of which are dated respectively 1639 and 1615: the altar is of oak, richly decorated: the pulpit, carved out of an oak trunk, is inscribed "A.X. 1,320": there is a stone font of Late Saxon or Early Norman date: there are several stained windows, including memorials to Mr PEARSON of Stockport, Edith Jane BAGNALL and Jonas CRAVEN J.P.: the church was restored during the period 1873-91, at a cost of about £800, and affords 350 sittings: in the churchyard is a gravestone recording the deaths of a man and his five wives, and the old stocks are preserved in the churchyard.  The register of baptisms dates from the year 1629.  The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, including 41 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1906 by the Rev. Richard EUBANK M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin.  The Mission church dedicated to St Sebastian, built in 1908 near Marple Bridge, is a structure of brick with stone dressings, and has sittings for 400 persons.  A charity of £6. 12s. yearly left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis GISBORNE, formerly rector of Staveley, and STAFFORDS` charity of £1. 6s. yearly are for clothing.  There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1827, and a United Methodist chapel built in 1850.  The manufacture of wadding and surgical dressings is carried on in the neighbourhood, but the collieries are not now worked.  Charles Dauntesey L. GREENHALGH esq. of Mellor Hall, who is lord of the manor, Frederic Charles ARKWRIGHT esq., of Willersley, Matlock, and William JOWETT esq. are the principal landowners.  The soil is various; subsoil, gritstone.  The chief crop is hay, and the land is in pasture.  The township contains 2,349 acres of land and 13 of water; rateable value £10, 201; the population in 1901 was 1,218 in the township and 2,993 in the ecclesiastical district.

Greenhill and The Banks are places in the parish.

LUDWORTH & MELLOR JOINT SEWERAGE BOARD consisting of 7 members, was formed in August, 1899.  The Board meets at the Congregational Hall, Marple Bridge, on the first Tuesday in March, June, September & December, at 6.30pm.

Chairman, Joseph POVER, Marple Bridge

Clerk, Arthur WALKER, 8 Spring Bank, New Mills

Treasurer, Isaac J. GIBBS, Manchester & County Bank, New Mills

Caretaker & Manager, J. FROGGATT   


Post & M. O. Office - John BRADBURY, sub-postmaster.

Letters arrive at 7.30 a.m. & 5 p.m. from Stockport; dispatched at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m..  Marple Bridge, 2 miles distant, is the nearest telegraph office.

Wall Letter Boxes - Vicarage, cleared at 7.5 p.m.; Sunday 10.5 a.m.; Manor House, cleared 9.5 a.m. & 6.55 p.m.; Royal Oak P. H. 9.15 a.m. & 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.

 Council Public Elementary School (mixed) founded in 1639, by Thomas WALKLATE & others, with an endowment of £20 for scholarships, and rebuilt 1881, for 250 children; average attendance 115;  William Henry SMITH, master.

LUDWORTH is a parish in the Glossop union and forms part of the ecclesiastical parish of Mellor, 6 miles south-west from Glossop, adjoining the Marple junction on the Sheffield and Midland railway.  Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1875.  There are quarries producing wall stones and paving setts.  The area is 1,622 acres of land of 24 of water; rateable value £6,877; the population in 1901 was 1,775.

Wall Letter Boxes - Mill Brow, cleared at 9.15 a.m. & 7.15 p.m.; Sunday 10.15 a. m.; Lane Ends 7. p.m.; Sunday 10.30 a. m.

Ludworth Council School (mixed) erected 1908, for 246 children; J. Harold BUTTERWORTH, master

COMPSTALL ROAD is a place in this township, consisting of one long street, on rising ground, 1 mile east from Marple station.  Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel built 1867, and also a mission room and library.  Names of residents of Compstall Bridge are given in the Cheshire Directory.

Wall Letter Box cleared at 8.45. a. m. & 7.40. p. m.; Sunday 10.10. a. m

MARPLE BRIDGE is a place in this township, built on the east bank of the river Goyt, and has a junction station on the Sheffield and Midland railway.  The surrounding scenery is very picturesque, and many villa residences, chiefly of merchants and manufacturers from the neighbouring towns have been built on the adjacent hill sides.  The Catholic church of St. Mary here was erected in 1859 at the expense of the late Lord HOWARD of Glossop: there is also a Congregational chapel, founded in 1662, and rebuilt in 1887, in the Gothic style, and has 500 sittings.  Sunday schools and Institute were erected in 1906 at a cost of £3.200.

Post, M. O. & T. Office - Mrs Margaret Staveley SMITH, sub-postmistress.  Letters arrive via Stockport at 4.45 and 11.30 a.m. and 3.45 p. m.; Dispatched at 9.30. a. m. & 3.45 & 8.15 p. m.

Catholic School (mixed) for 100 children; average attendance 65;  Miss Nora MAHONY, mistress.

Constabulary, Arthur VARDY, sergeant, & 2 constables

Names of residents at Marple & Lower Marple are given in the Cheshire Directory


(Marked thus* receive their letters through Marple Bridge)

Private Residents

*ANDERSON Daniel, Redcot, Mellor Rd

ASHWORTH Gilbert, Sheiling

*ATKINSON Jas. Glenburn, Mellor Rd

BAKER Charles, Pevensey

BALL Frank Norman, Highmead

BARLOW Robert, Lower Hall


BIRD Harold, Heathfield

BOWLER John, Eyam Cottage

BOYD Fred, Moor End

BRADBURY William, Tarden

CAMERON John, Hopedene

CHADBORNE John Ashwell, Arnside

CHADWICK William, Woodville

CHARLETON Mrs., West holme

CHATTERTON William, Hollyvale

CHELL George, The Old Vicarage


COSTER Arthur, Sunnycroft

CRASS William, Braemar

DEAN John Henry, Firwood

DEAN Joseph, Lily Bank

DELL Mrs., Spring Mount

DEWHURST Arthur J., Greygates

DRINKWATER George Wm, Hillsdale

EUBANK Rev. Richard M. A. (vicar)

*FAROW Mrs., Newlands, Mellor Rd.

FINCH Mrs., Longhurst Lane

FURNISS Edwin, Strawberry Hill

GREENHALGH, Charles Dauntesey Langley, Mellor Hall

GRAINGER Joseph, Tramore

GRIBLE Walter, Greeba

GROVES Robert, Keristal

HARRIS Hamilton, Irene

HARRISON, Arthur, Cataract Villa  

HAWARTH George Gilbert, Hazeldene

HAYLOCK John, Highlands

HIBBERT Isaac, Creston

HOGGETTS Herbert William, Lindisfarne

HOWARTH George, Rose Lea

HUGHES Munro John, Dunkeld

JONES Tom, Sunnybrae

JOWETT William, Manor House

KENNERLEY, Harry Smith

KERR Miss, Barons

*LALANDE Mrs., Brook Dale, Mellor Rd

LAW James Key, Allangate

LEES John Percy, The Knowle

LOWE George, The Glen

LYND William

MILLER Mrs., Ashdene

*MONKHOUSE Robt., Briarfield, Mellor Rd

MOSTIN Charles Edwin, Aberglaslyn

MOULT John, Lower Cliff (letters through Strines, Stockport)

*NEWTON Mrs., The Mount, Mellor Rd

*OXLEY William, Mellor Rd

*PARKES Harry Clement, Lyndale, Mellor Rd

*REDFORD Percy, Townscliffe, Mellor Rd

RODWAY Edwin, St. Leonards

RUMSEY John, Cobden Edge House

SCHOFIELD Fredk. Jas. Walt., Buzzard

SCOTT Miss, Florence Villas

SCOTT William, Haddon House

SMITH Frank, Westlea

*SPENCER Edmund, Holly Bank, Mellor Rd

SUTCLIFFE William, Aberdour

TAYLOR Frank Hugh, Burnside

*THOMPSON David, Moncrieff, Mellor Rd

THOMPSON Lewis, Thornbury

VESSEY William Alvery, Oaklands

WAINWRIGHT John, Brandon

WAINWRIGHT William Hy, Brook House

WALCH Jsph Crompton, Chatterton House

WATTS Horace, Woodland View

WIGHTMAN William, Hollingmount

WILD Mrs., Lark Hill

WILLIAMS George William, Coneston

WILSON William Nicholas, Tolcarne

WOOD Ralph Rupert, Hollywood

*WOOD Reginald, Mizpah Cottage

WRIGHT Frederick Charles



ARDERN James Samuel, confectioner

BARBER John, farmer

BICKERTON Charles, Royal Oak P. H. 

BIRCH Joshua F., Moorfield Arms P. H.

BODEN Geo., farmer Chatterton Lane

BOWDEN Charles, farmer, Drakecarr

BOWDEN John, farmer, Hambledon Fold

BRADBURY John, butcher & sub-post office

BRADBURY John Wm., farmer, Cross Gates

BRADBURY Saml, farmer, Linnett Clough

BRADLEY John, farmer, Lane Head

BROUGH John jun., farmer, Apple-tree Farm

BROUGH John sen., farmer, Knowle Farm

CHADWICK William, builder

CLARK James, farmer, Spring Bank

CLARK William Adam, farmer, Worthington farm

CLAYTON Francis, farmer, Snape Hey

Conservative Club (Jas. HEATON sec.)

DAWSON Jacob, farmer, Shirdfields

DICKER Wm., farmer, Windy Bottom

FARRAR Sidney, quarry owner, see WOODHEAD & FARRAR

Girls` Home (Mrs. Florence HASLAM, matron), Ivy Cottage

GODDARD John William, Sportsman`s Arms P. H.

GORMAN Sarah (Miss), dress maker

HAMBLETON Peter, farmer, Lower Hall

HARROP Fred, boot & shoe maker

HARROP Simeon, greengrocer

HEATHCOTE Wm., farmer, Birchenough

HOWARTH George, insurance agent

HUMPHREYS Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Yeomans

HUNT George Edward, butcher

JOWETT W. Ltd. manufacturers of surgical dressings, Cataract mills

LOMAS John, farmer, Shiloh

Manchester & County Bank Ltd. (branch) (Isaac J. GIBBS manager) (open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.); draw on Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd., London E. C.

Manchester Cathedral Country Home (Rt. Rev. Bishop WELLDON, pres.; C. O. HEYWOOD, hon treasurer)

MARSLAND Joseph, assistant overseer, rate collector & sanitary inspector to Hayfield Rural District Council.

Mellor Cricket Club (Thomas SIGLEY, hon. sec)

Mellor Lawn Tennis Club

MOORCROFT Geo. Hy., farmer, Bradshaw

MOULT John, surveyor, Lower Cliff (letters received through Strines, Stockport)

NADIN Jonas, farmer, Higher Bangs 

NEILD Jn. (Mrs.), farmer, Hollywood End

NIELD Robert, shopkeeperPETTY & Co., explosive mfrs, Norton Lee

PICKFORD, Joseph, farmer, Meadows

POTTS Harold & Wilfred, grocers

POTTS Hy Lawrence, farmer, Cheetham Hill

POTTS Lewis, butcher

RAMIE Co. Ltd., (The) incandescent mantle mfrs, Primrose Mills

RICHARDSON Chas., farmer, Greenclough

RICHARDSON John, farmer, Greenhill

ROWBOTHAM John & Son, blacksmiths

ROWBOTTOM James (exors. of), farmers, Gun Farm

ROWBOTTOM Jsph, farmer Hollywood End

SHAW & RIDGWAY, confectioners

SHAW John Hy, Oddfellows` Arms P. H.

SIDEBOTHAM John, joiner & shopkeeper

SIDEBOTHAM Jsph Jas., teacher of music

SIGLEY Thomas, Devonshire Arms P. H.

SIMPSON George Arthur, farmer, Higher Cliffe

SLOANE Edwin B., farmer Cannon Hill

STAFFORD Herbert, farmer, Longshaw Clough

STORER Samuel, farmer, Higher Banks

SUTTON James Wm, farmer, Old Hall

SUTTON Richard, farmer, Podnor

TAYLOR William, farmer, Tarden farm & Wetmoorhurst

TYMM Joseph George Wm, farmer, Heathy Bank

WALCH J.C. & Co. Ltd., calico bleachers & finishers, Holly Head works

WALKER Phineas, farmer, Birchenough

WALLACE, Mabel (Miss), school for boys & girls

WEBB William, greengrocer

WITTLE John, shopkeeper

WOODHEAD & FARRAR, quarry owners

Working Men`s Club (Robert HORSFIELD sec.)

YEATES Geo & Son, poultry breeders


Private Residents

ARDERN Miss, Newport Villas

BAILEY Walter, Newport Villa

HILTON Samuel J.P., Heath Bank

HOOLE Herbert

JACKSON George R., Hempfield Cottage, Mill Brow

KAY James Henry

MASSEY James, Stirrup Benches


PADMORE Mrs. Redcote

SWINDELLS Joseph, Coteville

WAINWRIGHT Joel J.P., F.C.A., Finch wd

WOODHOUSE Percy J.P., Longmead

Ludworth Commercial

ASHTON Frank, farmer, Whitebottom Farm

BEARD James, farmer, Brook Bottom

BENNETT William, farmer Hollins Farm

BOWDEN Samuel, farmer, Heys

BROUGH Harry, farmer, Clough End

CHESTERS John, grocer

CLOWES Arthur, farmer, Smithy Lane

DAWSON Peter R., farmer, Mill Brow

FROGGATT Joe, farmer, Cowhey

HARRISON John, farmer Sun Hill

HIGGINBOTTOM Jesse, farmer, Lane Ends

HIGGINBOTTOM Squire, farmer, Cowhey

JACKSON Joseph, farmer Stirrup

JONES Robert W., Hare & Hounds P.H., Mill Brow

LENNON Robert, beer retailer

OLDFIELD Charles, farmer

PASS Arthur, Rock Tavern

PETTY Mary (Mrs), farmer, Cote Green

PICKFORD Chas., farmer, Earnicroft Farm

SALT John, farmer, Stirrup (letters via Charlesworth)

SHRIGLEY Thomas, farmer, Woodheys

STRINGFIELD George S., (Mrs), Farmer, Greengate

THORPE John, farmer, Hillside

WOOD George, farmer, Erncroft

WOOD Saml (Mrs), farmer, Broadstone

WOOD Sarah, (Miss), farmer, Mill Brow



Private Residents

BOND Charles, Harrowfields

FIELD Michael, Hill Crest

GLOSSOP Joseph, Wood Eaves

GREENWAY Thomas, The Oaks

HOLMES Daniel G., Ludworth House

HUMPHREYS Jas. Maxwell, Hollygirt

HYDE, Mrs., Ashdene

LLOYD Arthur William, Eversley

McSWEENEY, Rev. Cornelius (Catholic), St. Mary`s

MUNRO George, Riversdale

PEATE Robert T., Lee Cottage

PLATT James, Lower Fold

POLAK, Henry, South Lea

ROYLE Roger, Cranford

SHANKS Andrew, Ingleside

TOOTHILL Rev. Alfred (Congregational)

WILLIAMS Samuel, Avonmore

WOOD James, Lower Fold

Marple Bridge Commercial

ADSHEAD Harry, plumber

ARDERN Chas, Saml, farmer & confectioner

ARDERN Samuel jun., plumber

ARDERN William, butcher

ARNFIELD Eric Spencer, draper

BANNISTER Albert, Norfolk Arms P.H.

BOOTH Sylvester, painter & decorator

BOWDEN Samuel, furniture remover

BOWDEN Samuel, Railway Inn

BRADBURY Joseph, butcher

BROOKES, Augusta (Mrs), milliner

BROOKES Warwick, photographer

BUCK William & sons, iron & tinplate workers

BURTON Harry, M.D. Durh., M.R.C.S. Eng., physician & surgeon; surgery

CADMAN Robert, grocer

Compstall Co-operative & Industrial Society Ltd.

CONDUIT Ada (Miss), midwife

Convent of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (Madame Mary DALY, lady superior), Mount St Joseph

DANCE Herbert, fishmonger

DERBYSHIRE Alice (Miss), teacher of music



FALCONER Lena (Mrs), refreshment rooms

GILES Charles E., drug store

GREENWOOD Elizabeth (Mrs), shopkeeper

HALL Martha (Mrs), shopkeeper

HART Henry, poulterer

HEGINBOTHAM Ann, hair dresser

HIBBERT Matilda Octavia (Miss), shopkeeper

KIRBY Florence (Miss), fancy draper

LONGLEY George, painter etc.

LYDIATE John, boot, shoe & clog maker

Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co. Ltd., (sub-branch), open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday & Friday; draw on London office, 75 Cornhill, E.C.

Marple Gas Co. Ltd., (James Kay LAW, manager)

MILLS William, boot & shoe maker

OLDHAM George, hatter

OPENSHAW Charles Burrow, builder

PEMBROKE Elizabeth (Mrs), midwife

POVER Joseph, Horse Shoe P.H.

RILEY Annie & Mary (Misses), refreshment rooms

ROBINSON John, refreshment rooms

SAXON Ellen (Mrs), fried fish dealer

SHAW & RIDGWAY, provision dealers

SHAW Alfred, tailor

SHAW Harold, butcher

SMELLIE Ellen (Mrs, refreshment rooms

SMITH Margaret Staveley (Mrs), shopkeeper & sub-postmistress

SUTCLIFFE William, shopkeeper

SUTCLIFFE William, tobacconist

TAYLOR Wm & Sons, wheelwrights

TAYLOR William, blacksmith

TIERNEY Thos. M.D., Ch.B., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond.

TOMLINSON William, milliner

VARDY Arthur, sergeant of police

VINDEN Mary Alice (Mrs), greengrocer

WARDLE Wm, painter & decorator

WATERHOUSE Jessie (Miss), prov. dlr

WILD Isabella (Mrs) Draper

WOOD Ann (Miss), refreshment rooms

WOOD Herbert, carpenter

WOOD Joseph, blacksmith

YARWOOD John, ironmonger



Private Residents


DICKSON Robert, Bute House

HILL George Henry C.E. Ernocroft

TURNER William Alfred, Poplar Grove

Compstall Road Commercial

ALDRED Mary Ann (Mrs, shopkeeper

BESWICK Edwin, Windsor Castle P.H.

BURGESS Charles, shopkeeper

Compstall Co-operative & Industrial Society Ltd., (John BOWDEN, manager)

DICKINSON Chas. S., Spring Gardens P.H.

HAMBLETON James, assistant overseer & rate collector

HIBBERT Elizabeth (Miss), shopkeeper

HIGGINBOTTOM Mary (Mrs), draper

KNOWLES Joseph, insurance agent

LOMAS Joe, butcher

PEMBROKE Michael, insurance agent

PETTY Mary (Mrs), butcher

POLLITT James, fishmonger

SELLARS Ida (Mrs), shopkeeper

SHAW Edwin, confectioner

SIDEBOTTOM Hannah (Mrs), beer retailer

SIDEBOTTOM William, cabinet maker

SWINDILLS George, shopkeeper

THORNLEY John Wm, grocer & draper

VINDEN Mary Alice (Mrs), greengrocer

WALKER John, George Hotel

WALKER William, house decorator

YOUNG Tom, boot & shoe maker