Place:Cromford, Derbyshire, England

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NameCromford
Alt namesCrunfordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates53.108°N 1.561°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoWirksworth, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Wirksworth Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bakewell Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1924
Matlock, Derbyshire, Englandurban district to which it was transferred in 1924
Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cromford is a village, two miles to the south of Matlock in the Derbyshire Dales district in Derbyshire, England. It is principally known for its historical connection with Richard Arkwright, and the nearby Cromford Mill which he built outside of the village in 1771. Cromford is in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.

Cromford was originally a township in the ancient parish of Wirksworth in the Wirksworth Hundred of Derbyshire.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Bakewell Rural District. In 1934 it was transferred to The Matlocks Urban District which was renamed Matlock Urban District in 1934. Since 1974 it has been in the Derbyshire Dales District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
  • GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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