village and civil parish in Amber Valley, Derbyshire, England, UK

Crich (pronounced /ˈkraɪtʃ/ kryech) audio speaker iconlisten  is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. It is the home of the National Tramway Museum in the Crich Tramway Village.


Bowns Hill
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMATLOCK
Postcode districtDE4
Dialling code01773
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places

Memorial Tower change

At the top of Crich Hill is a tower. The tower was built to remember members of the regiment who died in battle, particularly in World War I.

The tower was built in 1923 on the site of an older tower called Crich Stand. The Memorial Tower is the end of an annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in July. It is 305 m (1,001 ft) above sea level. The tower has 52 steps to the top. From the top of the tower, eight counties and landmarks such as the Humber Bridge and Lincoln Cathedral can be seen.[1]

History change

Crich is mentioned in 1009 by Ethelred the Unready when he gives away Weston-on-Trent to his minister.[2]

A workhouse opened in 1734 and had 40 people. The workhouse accepted poor people from places, including Melbourne, Pentrich, Willington, Mercaston and Denby.[3]

The television series Peak Practice and the 2007 movie "And When Did You Last See Your Father" were filmed in Crich.

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References change

  1. Crich Memorial Archived 2008-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, official site
  2. Charter of Æthelred, The Great Council, 1009, accessible at Derby records
  3. Higginbotham, P. (2007), Workhouses of the Midlands, Tempus, Stroud. Page 27. ISBN 978-0-7524-4488-8

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