Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cromford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Cromford, small market town and township with ry. sta., Wirksworth par., N. Derbyshire, on Cromford Canal, 2 miles N. of Wirksworth and 142 miles NW. of London, 1324 ac., pop. 1074; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. The town owes its prosperity to Sir Richard Arkwright, who erected here, in 1776, the first cotton mill in the co., and the largest at that time in the kingdom. The mills are still worked by the Arkwright family, but their activity has declined to some extent during recent years. There are lead and colour works.
A village in Hamston hundred, in the county of Derbyshire.