On the Market Place you can see the Greyhound Hotel, built by Richard Arkwright in 1778 to accommodate his friends and business colleagues. To the right of the Greyhound is a row of six single storey shops built in 1782.
Behind the Hotel is the Greyhound Pond where Arkwright stored water to power his mills.
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.