Cast-iron Aqueduct, Cromford Derbyshire

The aqueduct carried water from the Greyhound Pond and Cromford Sough to power the water wheels of… read more »

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Corn Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire

This corn mill was an example of the commercial facilities which developed to serve Cromford’s expanding population… read more »

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Cromford: A Factory Community

Image: Housing in North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire. Richard Arkwright built houses to attract people to work in his… read more »

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Ditherington Mill: Industrial Housing

Image: Terraced housing built between 1830 and 1850 on St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, probably by private speculators,… read more »

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Housing in North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire

A view of a row of houses built between 1771 and 1776 for handloom weavers. They were… read more »

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Housing in North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire

Built between 1771 and 1776 these substantial dwellings were built to house handloom weavers and their families.… read more »

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Housing in The Hill, Cromford, Derbyshire

These terraced dwellings were intended for spinners and their families. They were much smaller than the homes… read more »

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Housing in Victoria Row, Cromford, Derbyshire

Richard Arkwright II built eight terraced houses in this street by to accommodate workers. Each dwelling was… read more »

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Johnson, the Society of Arts and the Transformation of the Cotton Industry

Image: Masson Mill, Matlock Bath, near Cromford, Derbyshire. This factory was built by Sir Richard Arkwright, the… read more »

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Masson Mill and the River Derwent, Matlock Bath near Cromford, Derbyshire

The picture shows the rural landscape in which many 18th century factories were located. The Derwent Valley… read more »

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Masson Mill from Masson Weir, Matlock Bath, near Cromford, Derbyshire

The building on the left was originally a paper mill, which was taken over by Sir Richard… read more »

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Masson Mill, Matlock Bath, near Cromford, Derbyshire

Masson Mill in 1783 was originally driven by one waterwheel, but in 1801 two water wheels replaced… read more »

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Masson Weir, Matlock Bath, near Cromford, Derbyshire

Upstream from Masson Mill a convex weir was constructed to direct water into a channel to drive… read more »

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Mill and Warehouse Building, Cromford, Derbyshire

This five-storey building was built in 1785 to 1790. The four upper floors contained machinery for spinning.… read more »

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Rear of Housing in North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire

The houses had back yards and were close to fields. They are over two hundred years old… read more »

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School and School House, North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire

The building on the right provided accommodation for young mill workers who, as a result of legislation… read more »

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School, North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire

A Sunday school provided an education for children employed in factories during the late 18th and early… read more »

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Sir Richard Arkwright: Industrialist

The art of portraiture was changing during the Industrial Revolution. The expansion of commerce and industry in… read more »

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St Mary’s Anglican Church, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire

Sir Richard Arkwright originally built the church as a private chapel. He was an Anglican and discouraged… read more »

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The “Bear Pit”, Cromford, Derbyshire

Known to locals as the “Bear Pit”, this example of hydraulic engineering was constructed in 1785 by… read more »

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The A6 at Cromford, Derbyshire

The building of the Cromford Canal in the 1790s did not solve local transportation problems. Between 1816… read more »

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The Canal Wharf, Cromford, Derbyshire

The Cromford and Erewash Canal was built in the early 1790s as part of a route to… read more »

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The Counting House and Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, Derbyshire

The Counting House was built originally in about 1794 from sandstone. The Warehouse, dating from about 1824… read more »

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The Greyhound Hotel, Cromford, Derbyshire

The growth of an industrial community and improvements in transport led Richard Arkwright and his successors to… read more »

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The Greyhound Pond, Cromford, Derbyshire

The pond was a man-made dam created in about 1785 to provide the main source of water… read more »

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The Loom Shop, Cromford, Derbyshire

This three-storey building was probably Sir Richard Arkwright’s loom shop and was built between 1776 and 1786.… read more »

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The Mill Manager’s House, Cromford, Derbyshire

This substantial three-storey building provided the home for the mill manager. It was built immediately opposite Arkwright’s… read more »

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Upper Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire

The photograph shows four buildings. The Upper Mill in the centre was constructed in 1771 as a… read more »

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Water Power and the Cotton Factory: Richard Arkwright at Cromford

This factory was built by Sir Richard Arkwright in 1783-84 just outside Cromford. He built the mill in an… read more »

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Water wheel at the Corn Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire

Using the water supplied from the Bonsall Brook, this overshot waterwheel provided the energy to power corn-grinding… read more »

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Willersley Castle, Cromford, Derbyshire

Richard Arkwright lived at Rock House, Mill Road in Cromford, a three-storey brick building constructed in 1776.… read more »

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