Staffordshire Row, Cromford
Staffordshire Row is a group of 8 three-storey gritstone houses on
Water Lane (numbers 30-46, listed Grade II) in Cromford (see lower
centre of the photo).
It is thought they were built about 1720 to house workers from
Staffordshire to work in a mill smelting Zinc Oxides, by a firm from
The smelter was replaced about 1780 with a corn mill, built by Richard
Arkwright to supply Cromford.
The corn mill was driven by two waterwheels, remains of which can still
The houses can be seen in the Census in
At other times the houses are listed under Scarthin.
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