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Cressbrook Mill, Monsal Dale, Buxton, 1975

Showing the Wye Mill in the background. The original mill at Cressbrook was constructed by Sir Richard Arkwright in 1785, and still stands as the part of the mill closest to the river. The magnificent main building (with the clock and lantern) was erected in 1815 by Arkwright's agent, William Newton. The mill brought work and prosperity to the area and the mill owners were responsible for the cons…