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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D6128
TitleArkwright family of Rock House, Cromford
DescriptionAnonymous travel journal recording a journey with Mr and Mrs Arkwright by coach through the Midlands to Tunbridge Wells and Hastings in Kent for a holiday.
Extent1 item
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
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Archive CreatorArkwright family of Cromford, Derbyshire
Administrative HistoryThe Arkwright family was much involved in textiles manufacturing in the 18th-19th century. Rock House in Cromford was the family home of the Arkwright family until they acquired Willersley Castle in 1782 to use as their main residence. Richard Arkwright died at Rock House in 1792, not living along enough to see Willersley Castle's completed renovation. In 1796 his son, Richard Arkwright Junior, moved from Rock House into the completed Willersley Castle. His son Peter Arkwright continued to live at Rock House until he inherited Willersley Castle in 1843.
Custodial HistoryThis document was transferred from Derby Library in November 2003.
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