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Cromford Mill

A Grade I Listed Building in Cromford, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.1092 / 53°6'33"N

Longitude: -1.5555 / 1°33'19"W

OS Eastings: 429851

OS Northings: 356982

OS Grid: SK298569

Mapcode National: GBR 599.3JW

Mapcode Global: WHCDW.23KR

Entry Name: Cromford Mill

Listing Date: 22 June 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429506

Location: Cromford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Cromford

Built-Up Area: Cromford

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Cromford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:

Cromford Mill
SK 2956 1/14 22.6.50

the grade shall be amended to grade I



Cromford Mill

SK 2956 1/14 22.6.50.


The nucleus of 1771, the first cotton mill set up by Richard Arkwright,
who here first applied the "Spinning Jenny" to the manufacture of cotton
goods. The buildings are semi-fortified, designed to resist rioters, and
surrounded by high walls with a convex gatehouse. The main block of ashlar,
3-storeyed and with plain sash windows. Including a 3-storeyed stone rubble
block with 6 2-light mullioned windows and a 2-storeyed block with 5 sash
windows and channelled lintels, both on left-hand side; cast iron aqueduct
dated 1821 spans roadway. Now a paint factory.

Listing NGR: SK2985156982

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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