Crich

village and civil parish in Amber Valley, Derbyshire

Crich (pronounced /ˈkraɪtʃ/ kryech) About this soundlisten  is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. It is the home of the National Tramway Museum in the Crich Tramway Village.

Crich
Bowns Hill Crich.jpg
Bowns Hill
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMATLOCK
Postcode districtDE4
Dialling code01773
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

Memorial TowerEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

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.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Crich Memorial, 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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