John Smedley East Mill, Lea Bridge, Derbyshire




Situated alongside the world’s oldest manufacturing operation, East Mill formed part of the original John Smedley Millers factory, the historic site now forming part of the recognised Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, in the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution.

Nestling within the delights of the Derwent Valley, Lea Bridge is surrounded by truly inspiring Derbyshire countryside and lies just a few miles east of the gateway to the Peak District National Park. Along with the neighbouring villages of Dethwick, Lea and Holloway, there is a thriving community served by a handful of local shops and amenities with wider village facilities in Cromford approximately one mile away.

The market towns of Matlock (3 miles), Wirksworth (3 miles) and Belper (7 miles) provide all daily essentials whilst the cities of Derby (15 miles), Nottingham (20 miles) and Sheffield (22 miles) are all within daily commuting distance. For commuting further afield there are train links from Cromford to Derby, London and the national rail network from Cromford station. A good local road network also provides communications for junctions 26 - 28 of the M1, leading south and north and each less than 30 minutes’ drive.

The development comprises a mix of 5 accommodation types, to suit a range of buyers, as follows:

Units 1-10 (East Mill conversion) 

A block of 10 no. x 2-storey apartments, each with a roof garden and adjacent parking

Units 11-13 (Stock warehouse building) 

A conversion to 3 no. x 3-storey houses with forecourt parking

Units 14-21 

A new build terrace of 8 no. x 2-storey dwellings each with forecourt parking

Unit 22

A conversion of the former “doctor’s house” to provide a spacious single dwelling

Units 23-26 

A new build terrace of 4 no. x 3-storey townhouses, adjacent to Lea Road, on a current garden site with off-street parking


Units 1-10: Apartments

Units 11-13: Converted Warehouse

Units 14-21: New-build Town Houses

Unit 22: Doctor's House

Units 23-26: New-build Stone Houses