CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Crich Boundary Stones and Markers

In 1984 the late Joan Wragg organised 'Beating the Bounds of Crich'. Joan was the first secretary of Crich WEA, a fount of knowledge on Crich Parish and enthusiastic in sharing her love of the history of the area. She is remembered with great affection.

After the Beating of the Bounds Joan wrote a booklet about the event beautifully illustrated by Frank Priestley. To read the book click on the link

Beating the Bounds by Joan E Wragg

Frank Priestly has kindly given permission for his illustrations to be reproduced. We currently have been been unable to trace decendants of Joan Wragg to ask for their permission but continue to do so.

Thank you to Rosemary Bower for bringing this booklet to our notice.

map pf Crich parish boundary

The following information and photographs are courtesy of George Wigglesworth, Ken Hawley and Peter Patilla.

Another thank you to Ken Hawley who walked the boundary finding several "hidden" boundary markers and stones.

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: George Wigglesworth & Ken Hawley
photo of Wilcockson stone

Willcockson's Stone; a boundary stone at Canada Farm

Photo: George Wigglesworth
Information: George Wigglesworth & Ken Hawley ohoto of Shuckstone

Shuckstone cross base and boundary stone.

Photo: George Wigglesworthphoto of boundary stone 3

Boundary marker at Dean's Stile, Shuckstone.

Photo: George Wigglesworth photo of boundary stone

Boundary stone at Highfield fence.

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: Ken Hawley

photo of boundary marker at Wakebridge

Believed to be boundary marker near Wakebridge Farm

Photo: George Wigglesworthphoto of Boundary stone

Boundary stone in the dyke at Bracken Lane between Crich and Holloway. There is the date 175(3?) inscribed on the top of the stone.
The stone (boulder would be more accurate) stands over five feet (1.5m) high.
This stone is no longer in Crich Parish – read more..

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: Ken Hawley

photo of whatstandwell boundary stone photo of Whatstandwell boundary stone

Two sides of the boundary stone at Whatstandwell. This has been moved from its original position on the bridge itself.

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: Ken Hawley

photo of boundary marker in Culland Wood

Boundary marker in Culland Wood, Fritchley. The letter 'W' on the left side and 'B' on the right side. Leaving Crich Parish and entering Win(g)field Parish.

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: Ken Hawley
boundary stone off Lynam Lane

Boundary marker on footpath off Lynam Lane leading down to the River Amber.

Photo: Peter Patilla
Information: Ken Hawley

photo of boundary stone Lynam Lane photo og boundary stone Lynam Lane

Two sides of the boundary stone on Lynam Lane at Fritchley. Note that the spelling was S. WINFIELD.

Photo: Ken Hawleyboundary stone at Garner Lane

Boundary marker at the top of Garner Lane between South Wingfield and Crich.

Photo: Ken Hawley
photo of boundary maker at Park Head

Boundary marker on footpath between Parkhead and Hollins Lane

 

Photo Peter Patilla
Information Ken Hawley
photo of boundary marker at Hilltop Farm

Boundary marker near Hilltop Farm. The letter W marks where Wingfield Parish ends. Through the old stile and it is Crich. It is now on private land.

Photo: Ken Hawleyphoto of boundary stone

Boundary stone in a wall on Hollins Lane.

Photo courtesy of Ken Hawley
photo of boundary stone

Boundary stone in a field off Hollins Lane.

 

photo of enclosure document for Deans StileDeans Stile is mentioned in the enclosures schedule. (see photograph alongside courtesy of George Wigglesworth)

 

 

 

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