Along Mileash Lane are mill workers’ cottages built from 1792. Further up the hill is a long stepped terrace of three -storey cottages from 1795/96. Running behind this row is another stepped terrace on Lavender Row built around 1820/30s, that is more elaborate than the Mileash Lane terrace.
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.
Darley Abbey contains the most complete of any of the cotton factory sites within the Derwent Valley.
Find out more information about the history of Darley Abbey here.
You can also find out what else there is to see and do in Darley Abbey here.