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View of Cromford and Matlock Bath from Black Rocks
Cromford area

The northern end of the site comprises the Cromford Conservation Area, which focuses on the Cromford Mills and associated water courses, Masson Mill, workers’ housing, the Greyhound Hotel, the Market Place etc.

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Belper Area

The boundaries are formed by the River Derwent and its flood plain to the west and the A6 road to the east until the Belper Conservation Area is reached. Strutt’s Wyver Farm lies in the west of the area.

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View over Derby and Silk Mill
Derby Area

The boundary follows the flood plain of the River Derwent to the east and keeps close to the road and railway line to the west. The roadside development at Duffield is excluded.

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View over Milford
The Buffer Zone

In order to be as clear as possible as to what constitutes the Site’s immediate setting a buffer zone has been defined. This has been endorsed by UNESCO. The buffer zone extends from skyline to skyline at the northernmost part of the Site, at Matlock Bath and Cromford.

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