Burial plot D110
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE AUGUST 22 – 1886
IN HIS 63rd YEAR
WE CANNOT LORD THY
PURPOSE SEE BUT ALL
IS WELL THAT'S DONE
Isaac was a monumental stone mason and builder of some undoubted skill.
He was responsible for Crich Cross and the buiding of the Baptist Chapel.
Local historian, Geoffery Dawes, wrote "The south-north routes – usually following raised ground – were intersected east-west at Crich Cross, the old focus of communications in the village. In 1857 the cross, listed as a market-cross, was then stated to be ancient. It was described by a local poetess, Ann Perry, of that time, as an old blackened wooden cross. That Cross was taken down and replaced, in 1871, by the present-day stone cross which was designed and masoned by a local man, Isaac Petts – to whom there is a memorial in Crich Churchyard."
Crich Cross and Baptist Church by Isaac Petts.
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