Rock House Research
Rock House, Cromford
Rock House was the home of Sir Richard Arkwright from 1776 until his death in 1792. It is given a date of “circa 1780” in the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest but the present house is, essentially, a refashioning of 1867. A house was in existence before Arkwright moved to Cromford and a house on this site may have been in existence before 1749.