"MILFORD is a village, partly in the township of Belper and partly in the hamlet of Makeney, in the parish of Duffield; two miles S. of Belper, and 6 to the north of Derby. The river Derwent flows across the centre of the village, over which is a handsome stone bridge. The cotton works of Messrs. Strutt, which are conducted here upon a scale of great magnitude, employ the larger portion of the population. The mansions and grounds of the Hon. Capt. Gore, and of Anthony Strutt, Esq. are great embellishments to this busy little village. The population is returned with the parish."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
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