Hopwood Mill Cottage excavation

Middleton Archaeological Society is undertaking a five-day exploratory dig at the demolished mill cottage in the grounds of Hopwood Hall. Follow the dig here.

A full list of dates is here.

Located 300 yards from the Grade 2 listed Hopwood Hall and next to the splendid remains of a Corn Mill and pond. The Miller’s cottage was demolished in the 1940’s and was test pitted in 1993 by Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit (GMAU).

MAS want to expose the foundations to help interpret the history of this ancient estate.