Community Dig at Samuel Oldknow's Mansion

Last Update 17 Aug 2016 · Posted 17 Aug 2016 · Pamela Pearson

Book now to dig this summer and discover what remains of Samuel Oldknow's Mansion, Mellor Lodge


Community Dig at Samuel Oldknow’s Mansion

Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September 2016, 9.30am until 4pm.

Help us uncover another exciting part of Industrialist Samuel Oldknow’s story as we unearth what remains of his mansion house, Mellor Lodge. Be a part of our live dig! There will be plenty of archaeologists on hand and all equipment is provided.

Free. We welcome people of all ages and abilities, but as this is a live dig site the ground is uneven and it may not be suitable for everyone. Please contact us on 07825 044 379 with any requirements. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Click here for more information and to book a free place.


Take a look! Just a small list of all the things achieved other the 4 years.

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Take the Tour

Plug in your earphones, put your phone away and listen as Samuel Oldknow takes you on a tour of his finest work. All triggered via the magic of bluetooth and beacons.

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