This is the Mill Manager’s house built in 1796 with its ornate entrance. Opposite the Mill Manager’s House is the entrance to the mill site with a bollard on the pavement reputed to be made from a cannon used to defend the mill from machine breakers.
Heading towards Cromford Village along Mill Lane, you will pass the buttresses that once supported the aqueduct bringing water to the mill site and the blocked doorway into the first mill.
In the courtyard on your right you can see a brick-built cottage that once housed a worker and his family. Behind you can see Arkwright’s Loom Shop (weaving room).
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.