Peak District View - Panoramic views of the Peak District

» Home
» Featured Visits
» Wonders of the Peak
» Famous People
» About Us
» Subscribe
» Advertise with Us
» Things to Do
» Contact Us
» Random Visit
» Local Links
» Link to Us
» Site Information
» Site Map
» Getting Here
» News
» Visit Our Blog

Search the Peak District

Buy Antique Prints of
» The Peak District

And also :-
» Scotland
» Wales
» Ireland
» Devon
» Cornwall
» Yorkshire Dales
» Lake District
» London
» Channel Islands

Follow PDView on Twitter



Cromford is an historic village, part of which is designated as a World Heritage Site, surrounded by some glorious scenery in the Derbyshire Dales.

Cromford is forever associated with Sir Richard Arkwright as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Arkwright built the world’s first water powered Cotton Mills here and pioneered the factory system.

Cromford developed around the mills as a purpose built industrial community. Arkwright’s first mill, just off the A6, is undergoing long-term restoration by the Arkwright Society and his red brick built Masson Mills are alongside the River Derwent through the limestone cutting of Scarthin Nick. Arkwright also built the grand mock-Gothic Willersley Castle, on the east bank of the river, but he died before it was completed.

The village is packed full of interest; behind the Greyhound Hotel in the square is the tranquil mill pond, alongside the river is the Cromford Canal which was linked to the Cromford and High Peak Railway just to the south of the village and by the 15th century bridge are the ruins of an ancient chapel and a curious old fishing pavilion.

North Street in Cromford was built in 1776 and still to this day consists of terraced 3 storey buildings which were used to house the mill workers. A school was built at its far end, as Arkwright had insisted that children who came to work in the mill could read and write. This was the first planned street in Derbyshire and set a high standard not previously seen .

St Marys Church just below the mill was built in 1797 and contains Arkwrights tomb.

Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage

Village Website Cromford Village in Derbyshire

SK 294 566

View Larger Map

Recommended Walks-Details at and

Weather Forecast

Buy antique prints of the Cromford area. Click on the thumbnails below.

sykes small banner

Please click a thumbnail below to view panoramic photographs.


Accommodation - Self Catering
Peak Cottages

Accommodation - Youth Hostel
YHA Youlgreave

Zycomm Electronics Limited
W3Z Broadband

Most Popular Places
Riber Castle
Air Crash Site
Woodhead Pass
Titan Cave System
Mam Tor

Recently Updated Places
Castleton Visitor C...
Castleton Museum
Farmers Markets
Castleton Farmers M...
Caudwell's Mill

Admin Login