This site is about the history and heritage of the Parish of Crich.
Crich Parish consists of the villages of Crich, Whatstandwell and Fritchley. It also includes the hamlets of Crich Carr, Wheatcroft, Moorwood Moor and Plaistow Green. Crich Parish also included Tansley up to 1840 and Wessington until 1859.
The site contains many records of Crich Parish, including birth, marriage, death, burial, cremation, census and tithe. Several of these records have not been transcribed before. They will be invaluable to family historians and anyone with an interest in genealogy. As well as records from St Mary's Church there are nonconformist records and burial records from Smith's private graveyard in Wingfield Park.
Also there are several albums of old photographs, many of which have not been published before.
The genealogy section will help with tracing Crich Parish ancestors.
For local history enthusiasts there are maps, records and accounts of the parish.
It also contains two WWI projects undertaken by local research teams. These two projects are still in the early stages of development:
LEA MILLS – a record of the workers, owners and management of John Smedley Hosiery Works during the Great War.They were the largest employers of Crich Parish men and women.
CRICH PARISH – a record of men who served in WWI, their families and the impact on the community
This Crich Parish website is complementary to two others concerned with news, events, history and heritage of the Crich area –
Crich Parish Council have their own website hosted by the CACN website.
Clicking on these links will take you to their sites and away from this site.