From the Market Place walk up Cromford Hill. On the left are The Arkwright Stores, which has always been a double bow-fronted building.
Further along there is a row of houses slightly set back, called Victoria Terrace, built by Sir Richard’s son, also called Richard. Note the unusual cast iron windows.
On the right at the junction with Alabaster Lane is the oldest house in Cromford reputably with a Tudor ceiling painting inside.
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.
You can also find out what else there is to see and do in Cromford here.