St Mary’s Church, which was built on the site of lead smelting mills, which predated Arkwright. Building began around 1786, but Arkwright died before it’s completion in 1797. Arkwright is now buried in this church.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
Find out more information about the history of Cromford Mills here.
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