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Listed Building record MDR16286 - 54-76 (even), The Hill, Cromford Hill, Cromford

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A Grade II listed terraced row of eleven houses, built in the 1780s in a single phase for Richard Arkwright to accommodate workers for his textile mills. Built of coursed rubble under tiled roofs, the row rises up Cromford Hill under five roof lines. All the houses are of the 'Arkwright phase I' plan type: i.e. originally a single unit with rear services under a catslide roof; three storeys with the side stairs against the end of the party walls behind or to one side of the front entrance; a two-bay front elevation, the entrance bays with no windows above the door, the other with two-light stone-mullioned windows to all floors; the doorways with substantial rectangular lintels and crude capitals and bases to the imposts, all tooled. The roof-ridge chimney-stacks, originally stone, are now all red and black brick. The doorways survive intact to all except Nos 62 (where lintel cut); and minor alterations to Nos 56 and 76. The window surrounds and mullions are intact to all except Nos 62, 74 and 76 (mullions gone, surround surviving). They all have 20th century windows (except No. 62 which has casement windows) and doors (mostly glazed or half-glazed) throughout. To the rear there are some later lean-tos, but with several original window surrounds. See list description for further details. (1)

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  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No. 1248914.



Grid reference Centred SK 2927 5656 (61m by 30m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Nov 7 2023 3:24PM

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