|Former Use:||Cotton spinning mill / colour pigment manufacturing|
|New Use:||Visitor centre, art gallery, retail and restaurants|
|Category:||Commerce/retail, Culture, HoReCa, Recreation|
|Reuse Architect:||Developer: The Arkwright Society (Building Preservation Trust)|
|Construction year(s):||1771 - 1791|
|Reuse year(s):||1980 - 2020|
Cromford Mills is a multi-use visitor centre, office space and learning venue which is the centrepiece of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Derwent Valley Mills - once the home of the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England. The mill structure is classified as a Grade I listed building, it was first classified in June 1950. The multi-use venue is also home to shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
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- Pragnell, H. J. 2000. Industrial Britain: An Architectural History, Ellipsis London PressLtd, p.78-813.