The Derwent Valley Mills were inscribed as a World Heritage Site
on the World Heritage List in December 2001. The site is
approximately 24km covers a number of industrial sites and
settlements from Masson Mil at Cromford, in the north to Derby Silk
Mill in the south. The Derwent Valley saw the beginning of the
factory system, when new types of buildings were erected to use
water power to house the new technology used for spinning cotton.
In the Derwent Valley for the first time there was large-scale
industrial production in a previously rural landscape. The need to
provide housing and other facilities for workers and managers
resulted in the creation of the first modern industrial
To find out if a property is situated in the Derwent Valley
Mills World Heritage Site please use the My Property section
of this web site.
More information can be found on the Derwent Valley Mills
World Heritage website.