Mellor  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mellor like this:

MELLOR, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Blackburn parish and district, Lancashire. The village stands 2½ miles NW of Blackburn r. station.-The township contains also part of the hamlet of Mellor-Brook, which has a post office under Blackburn. Acres, 1,830. Real property, £4,080. ...

Pop. in 1851,1,668; in 1861,1,398. Houses, 288. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of families to Blackburn. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late J. F. Hinder, Esq. Mellor House is the seat of H. Hargreaves, Esq. Mellor-Moor has traces of a Roman camp, and commands a fine view to the Irish sea. There are stone quarries and some mineral springs. A cotton mill is at Mellor-Brook, and hand-loom weaving is carried on.—The chapelry includes also the township of Ramsgrave, and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 1,718. Houses, 351. The manor of Ramsgrave belongs to Lord de Tabley. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church was built in 1829, at a cost of £5,275; is in the pointed style; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.—The sub-district contains also the townships of Balderstone, Osbaldeston, and Clayton-in-le-Dale. Acres, 6,227. Pop., 2,863. Houses, 577.

Mellor through time

Mellor is now part of Ribble Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ribble Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mellor itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mellor, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd October 2021

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