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Cromford

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Cromford, in Derbyshire, England, is a village that is one of the significant sites in the development of the Industrial Revolution. It was here that Richard Arkwright built his cotton mill to make use of the Water Frame — a development of the Spinning Jenny pioneered by James Hargreaves.

The factory buildings and accommodation for workers to staff the factories form part of the Derwent Valley Mills, which is recognised as a World Heritage Site for its importance.

The Cromford Canal – built to service the mills – is now in disuse, but has been designated an SSSI. The Cromford and High Peak Railway ran from Cromford to Whaley Bridge. Its track bed now forms the High Peak Trail.

Cromford railway station is located on the Matlock-Derby Derwent Valley Line, and can be seen on the cover of the 1995 Oasis single Some Might Say.

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Cromford home page (http://www.pandyweb.freeserve.co.uk/)Template:UK-geo-stub

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