Mow Cop

Mow Cop

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mow Cop is an isolated village which straddles the Cheshire-Staffordshire border, and is thus divided between the North West and West Midlands regions of England. It is 24 miles south of Manchester and 6 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent.The name is first recorded as "Mowel" around 1270 AD, and is believed to be derived from either the Anglo-Saxon M ga-hyll, meaning "heap-hill. At the village's summit, men once quarried stone to make into querns, used since the Iron Age for milling corn; this trade ended during the Victorian period. The village also has a long history of coal mining. Mow Cop Castle is a folly of a ruined castle at the summit of the hill, built in 1754. The village was served by a railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on October 9, 1848.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136224437
  • 9786136224435