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Bowns Hill
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MATLOCK
Postcode district DE4
Dialling code 01773
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Crich (pronounced /ˈkraɪtʃ/ kryech) About this sound listen  is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. It is the home of the National Tramway Museum in the Crich Tramway Village.

Memorial Tower[change | change source]

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 | change source]

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 pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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

Other websites[change | change source]