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Building record MDR10240 - Tors Café, junction of the A6 and the A5012, Cromford

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Café at the junction of the A6 and the A5012, Cromford. A small rectangular building not much over 4 to 5 metres square with an ornate exterior and a pleasing shape. Victorian or Edwardian origin? Attractive exterior woodwork, tiles and windows. Currently in use as a roadside café. (1) The building is not shown on the 1st edition 25" OS map of the 1880s but is shown on the 2nd edition of 1899. (2, 3) The small polygonal café on the A6 was once a barber's shop. Alison Uttley describes it as it was during her childhood in the late 19th century. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(j).4, with photo.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXXIV.11.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXXIV.11, 1899.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Bayles, F & Ede, J. 1994. The Cromford Guide. p 19.



Grid reference Centred SK 2963 5697 (6m by 6m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3865

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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