ARK­WRIGHT’S MILL:

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For those con­tin­u­ing north on foot to ex­plore the derelict Crom­ford Canal, near Crom­ford Wharf is Ark­wright’s Mill which in 1771 was the world’s first suc­cess­ful wa­ter-pow­ered cot­ton spin­ning mill. Sir Richard Ark­wright went on to de­velop more mills, ware­houses and work­shops which now form the Crom­ford Mills site. It now en­joys a his­tor­i­cal Grade 1 sta­tus and is part of the Der­went Val­ley Mills World Her­itage Site.

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