Crich  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Crich like this:

CRICH, a township in Belper district, and a parish in Belper, Chesterfield, and Bakewell districts, Derby. The township adjoins the Cromford canal and the river Derwent, near Wingfield and Whatstandwell-Bridge r. stations, 4 miles W by S of Alfreton; has a post office under Derby; was formerly a market-town; and still has fairs on Old Lady-day and Old Michaelmas-day. ...

Acres, 3, 770. Pop., 2, 829. Houses, 612.—The parish contains also the townships of Wessington and Tansley. Acres, 5, 878. Real property, £11, 800; of which £100 are in mines, and £2, 427 in quarries. Pop., 3, 970. Houses, 858. The property is much subdivided. Lead mines, in limestone, at Crich-Cliffs, are very valuable. Crich-Cliffs are conspicuous hills; and Crich-Stand, on their summit, has an altitude of 995 feet above the level of the sea, and commands an extensive view. Many of the inhabitants are employed in a bobbin-mill and in stocking-weaving. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £170.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is handsome, and has a tower and spire. The rectory of Tanslee and the vicarage of Wessington are separate benefices. There are six dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £9.

Crich through time

Crich is now part of Amber Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Amber Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Crich itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crich, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th March 2019

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