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Cromford Mills – Paranormal Investigation

Cromford Mills – Paranormal Investigation

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Cromford Mills – Paranormal Investigation

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Cromford Mills are nestled in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Built-in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright, it is the world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill and a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution.

World Heritage Site

The mill is classified as a Grade I listed building and is now the centrepiece of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. From then until 1790, he continued to develop the mills, warehouses and workshops, which now form the Cromford Mills site. Historical England declared the Cromford mill complex “one of the country’s 100 irreplaceable sites.”

What a fantastic place for a paranormal investigation!

With such a varied history, it’s hardly surprising that the staff have reported seeing shadows. Ghostly figures are often seen at this location, and there is a feeling of being watched everywhere you go.

We are surrounded by history and untold stories. Join Haunted Heritage at this incredible venue as we try to communicate with the ghostly residents.

 

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Cromford Mills – Paranormal Investigation

Cromford Mills are nestled in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Built-in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright, it is the world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill and a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution.

World Heritage Site

The mill is classified as a Grade I listed building and is now the centrepiece of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. From then until 1790, he continued to develop the mills, warehouses and workshops, which now form the Cromford Mills site. Historical England declared the Cromford mill complex “one of the country’s 100 irreplaceable sites.”

Leading the Way

Arkwright started from humble beginnings as an apprentice barber and wigmaker who became one of the country’s wealthiest men.

In 1769, Richard Arkwright patented a water frame to use the extra power of a watermill after he had set up a horse-powered mill in Nottingham.

Arkwright chose the site at Cromford because it had a year-round warm water supply, which helped continue production at the mills.

Young Workers

Most of the employees were women and children, the youngest being only seven years old; later, the minimum age was raised to ten, the children were given six hours of education a week, which was most unusual in this era. It was later understood that the children, once educated, would undertake all the record-keeping for the mills, something their illiterate parents could not do.

 

The End of an era… maybe not

The cotton mill ceased operation in the 19th century, and the buildings were used for other purposes. In 1979, the Grade I listed site was bought by the Arkwright Society, who began the long task of restoring it to its original state; it was generally believed that the mills had reached the end of their useful life and were to be demolished.

So degraded that the local authorities believed it had lost too much of its original character and was no longer historically significant… they were wrong! It soon became clear that the actual value of the site was recognised once the modern buildings and rubble were cleared away.

Take a look at another of our industrial events at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
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What will you be doing?

You will have the use of ghost hunting equipment, including EMF Meters, K2 Meters, etc.
You will be undertaking, experiments include glass divination, table tipping and Ouija boards.
Automatic writing, Ghost hunting vigils and seances.
Complimentary refreshments and snacks are served throughout the evening

About the Area

Cromford Mills
Mill Lane, Derbyshire, , DE4 3RQ
Cromford Mills Paranormal Investigation Discover the chilling whispers of the past as you step into the world of Cromford Mills, nestled in the heart of Derbyshire. Venture beyond the veil of history and explore the realm of the supernatural. Entering the dwellings of the former workers and the workshop itself brings a feeling of the […]

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