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Remains of stocks in the churchyard

The Church is dedicated to St. Thomas, The Apostle. Books and leaflets about the area have always said that the first time that Mellor Chapel appeared in the records was in the middle of the thirteen century, but this does not appear to be true. It was a reference to the church at Glossop. The rise in the population at that period led to land increasingly being taken into cultivation and it is mos…