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Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire


  • Located in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England
  • Birthplace of the modern factory system and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Derbyshire on the south east fringe of the Peak District National Park
  • 'The Derwent Valley in central England contains a series of 18th- and 19th- century cotton mills and an industrial landscape of high historical and technological interest. The modern factory owes its origins to the mills at Cromford, where Richard Arkwright's inventions were first put into industrial-scale production. The workers' housing associated with this and the other mills remains intact and illustrate the socio-economic development of the area' (source: UNESCO site, link provided)
  • 'The Derwent Valley saw the birth of the factory system, when new types of building were erected to house the new technology for spinning cotton developed by Richard Arkwright in the early 19th century' (source: UNESCO site, link provided)
  • 'In the Derwent Valley for the first time there was large-scale industrial production in a hitherto rural landscape. The need to provide housing and other facilities for workers and managers resulted in the creation of the first modern industrial towns' (source: UNESCO site, link provided)

External Links
whc.unesco.org
www.derwentvalleymills.org
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire


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