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Cromford Village pond
How does a place become a World Heritage Site?

To be considered of universal interest a site must meet one of the selection criteria produced by UNESCO. The State Party of a country, which in the case of the UK is the Government, complies a tentative list of sites to be considered for inscription.

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The River Derwent at Belper
Why was the Derwent Valley chosen?

The primary importance and value of the Derwent Valley Mills relates to developments in technology in the 18th century that introduced the mechanically powered factory system within the textile industry.

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The Evans' mills at Darley Abbey
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