Building record MDR3093 - The Greyhound Hotel, Cromford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian - 1778 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

The Greyhound Hotel is a Grade II* listed building. It is a three storey building of three bays, the central slightly advanced, constructed in c. 1777 from ashlar with painted stone dressings and a slate roof. (1) The Greyhound Hotel, built in 1778 and listed Grade II*, is unambiguously the principal building of the Market Place development, a dignified pedimented three-storey building, constructed in sandstone with a Roman Doric doorcase and raised quoins. The Greyhound provided lodging for visitors to Cromford and was used as the location for festivities organised by Sir Richard for his workforce. The Arkwrights also used it for business. It was here in the public room that Richard Arkwright Junior instructed Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire to leave her answer as to how she intended to repay the money she owed him. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: DOE(HHR)UD of Matlock, Derbyshire, Oct 1972, 23.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. p 47.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 2950 5691 (31m by 22m) (Centre)
Civil Parish CROMFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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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