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Crich, Derbyshire

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Crich, Derbyshire

Crich is a village in Derbyshire in England. It has the National Tramway Museum inside the Crich Tramway Village, and at the summit of Crich Hill above, a Memorial Tower for those of the Sherwood Foresters regiment who died in battle, particularly in World War I. Built in 1923 on the site of an older tower called Crich Stand, the Memorial Tower is the destination of an annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in July. It is 1,000 feet above sea level, and has 52 steps to the top.
DistrictAmber Valley
Post townMatlock
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3554
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01773
Population2,821 (2001 census)

Other names by which Crich, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Creach ~ Crice

Crich, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Crich, mining vil., par., and township, N. Derbyshire, near river Derwent and Cromford Canal, 4 miles SW. of Alfreton -- par., 5860 ac., pop. 4271; township, 3750 ac., pop. 2984; P.O., T.O.; a little N. of vil. i.

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