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Derwent Valley Mills, Lea

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Derwent Valley Mills is located in Lea. Use our Matlock holiday planner to visit Derwent Valley Mills on your trip to Matlock, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Place became a cotton mill from the 17th century in the notztingham suburb built in the early 18th century industrial revolution in the modern industrial manufacturing in mass production beginning here, and named Derwent Valley factories registered in the world heritage site. Founded in 1771 Cromford mill was able to mass produce products used here is called the world's first modern factory, spinning machine, this machine for the first time in uniform quality and description. Plant was built along the river. The power plant of the people inside the local volunteer offers information kindly.
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  • A bit out of matlock you will find the pretty buildings of john smedleys mill with its lovely bridged room with its iconic clock. We just went to buy the knitwear which is all john smedley and all top...  more »
  • The rushing waters of the Derwent River as it plunged 15 miles through its narrow valley provided the power that drove some of the earliest mills of the industrial revolution. Here you can see the fam...  more »