Built in 1776 at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, North Street in Cromford, Derbyshire is the earliest example of industrial housing where Richard Arkwright's mill workers lived (and often worked). Fortunately it was saved from demolition in the 1960s and is now Grade I listed. Cromford itself is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
This short history of North Street was written by Caroline Stanford and is read by Vanessa Shaw.
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