which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Ashover Parish Boundary

Ashover Parish bounded Crich Parish and also separated Crich from Tansley, which was part of Crich Parish until 1840. Ashover Parish once included Lea, Dethick and parts of Holloway, until Dethick, Lea and Holloway became an ecclesiastic parish in its own right in 1899. Many Crich residents' baptisms, marriages and burials were recorded in Ashover Parish records.

The first map is a sketch of the Parish of Ashover in 1687; the second is a "transcription" of that map.

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map of Ashover Parish 1687

translation of Ashover Baoundar Map of 1687

The original map is in the Derbyshire Record Office (D11088M/E93) and has been reproduced with permission of the owner and the Derbyshire Record Office.

This map is Ashover Parish on the 5th May 1703

ashover boundary map 1703

Observation made of the bounds of the Parish of Ashover on the 5th day of May – 1703 – ? Assention day.

(Clockwise from the church)

Cow bridge, Hay, ?, Stubbing Edge Lane, ? Crowder Stone, ? Shuckstone Cross, Upper Holloway, Dethick Mill Bridge, Seven Brethern, ?, Sandiforth Bridge, ?, Shire Forke, ?

The original map is in the Derbyshire Record Office (D11088M/E94) and has been reproduced with permission of the owner and the Derbyshire Record Office.

Thank you to George Wigglesworth for bringing these maps to our attention.

There is reference to Ashover boundary in "Journal of the Derbyshire Archaelogical and Natural History Society" Vol XIX January 1897 (pages 26 & 27)

page by Titus Wheatcroft page by Titus Wheatcroft


Transcription of boundary place names by George Wigglesworth
1703 map 1687 map 1687 map transcribed Text Titus Wheatcroft
Church Church Church  
  Ashover Hill Ashover Hill  
  Bile more Bile more  
....... Lane      
Stubbing Edge Lane Stubbadge Lane Stubbidge Lane  
Hay the hay common The hay common  
Berrige Lane      
Crowder @ Stone, Crowder Stone AX Crowder Stone AX Crowder stone at Ben Robinsons
Hide Jutach Edward hyde croft Edward Hyde Cross  
Chuckthorne Cross + Shuckthorne Crosse X Chuckthorne X cross Chuck Thorn Cross
    Crich path  
Upe Holloway Upper Holloway Upper Holloway  
  High Field fence High Field fence  
  Sike near Mr Woods Sike near Mr Woods  
  Next Holloway cross Next Holloway cross High Field cross
      Holloway Elme
      Holms Ford
Dethick Mill Bridge Dethick mille bridge Dethick Mille Bridge Lea Mill
  Cow O well Cow well O Cow mill
  Tansley path Tansley path  
  Two thorns Stoop rooted up Two thornes stoop rooted up Two thorns
  Sandyford Sandyford Tansley Grindlestones
Cardinshaw Head + Matlock path Matlock path  
  Cardinshawhead Stoop Cardinshawhead stoop Cardinshaw head
Seven Brethren ooooooo Seven brethren ooooooo Seven brethren Seven Brethren ooooooo
  Darley path Beeley path  
Wetmoor wet more wet moor Gillock Moss
Sandiford Bridge Sandyford bridge Sandyford bridge Sandy Ford
Hunt... moss Hunt pool mosse    
Shirle Forke ooX Shirle forke OO Shirle fork oo  
  Beeley Cross Beeley Cross  
  Black Pool Black pool Black Pool
      Weather stone
      Shirl Fork
      Crich's Cross
Cow bridge Cow bridge Cow bridge Cow Bridge
  Wingerworth o path    
Key stone o--^ Stanidge o--^ Stannidge o--^ Cay stone at Stannidge
  Ending lane   Hoo Field Thorne


A transcription by George Wigglesworth of a "perambulation" taken on the 29th May 1777.

We whose names are hereunto subscribed attended a perambulation made and taken on the 29th day of May in the year of our lord 1777 of the boundaries claimed on the part of the said parish of Ashover as adjoins the liberty of Tansley in the parish of Crich At which time Robert Wall, Samuel Limb, Job Hole, Robert Waterhouse, Hugh Hole and Henry Hole who all attended the same informed us they had been the said boundaries several times and could go and describe the same very nearly as they had before gone them but that there had been several inclosures in some places which was common where they or some of them had first gone the same, We met at a place called Stone Bridge where water runs out from Hugh Holes intake westwardly by a large stone in the road lying between the wall and the water, then we proceeded over the top of an intake belonging to Samuel Stubbing close by a bam in the same intake leaving the said bam on the left hand and so nearly in a strait line to Cow Well from thence by Ball's house leaving the house on the left hand and so over an intake formerly called Robert's intake and now Slaters intake and forewards in nearly a strait line to a high stone post or stone called Haslams Stone from thence to Nether Sandyford over which there is a stone bridge made with a large flat stone marked AP and another stone laid by it, We then proceeded forewards from the said bridge to an ancient stone marked AP lying nearly in a line from Nether Sandyford Bridge to Woodwards House and from that stone through the outbuildings belonging to Woodwards House and foreward in a strait line through Woodwards Inclosures to Cardingshaw Sitch to a stone marked AP in the said Sitch between the said Woodwards Onclosure and Bradleys Intake where we ended and we were informed by the said Hugh Hole that the said boundary was very nearly the same that he had gone twice with his father the first time about 63 years ago and the last about 60 years since and the said Henry Hole informed us that he went as near as he could remember the same Boundary upon a perambulation about 50 years ago and about 6 or 7 times between that time and 20 years ago and the said Robert Wall informed us that he had gone nearly the same Boundary upon a perambulation near 40 years ago and 6 or 7 times since and the said Samuel Limb, Job Hole and Robert Waterhouse informed us they had each of them been 3 or 4 times nearly the same boundary. Witness our hands

Rev John Bourne Rev John Cundall Richard Town...
W Marley Willm. Milnes Robert Barker
Geo. Hodgkinson Ralph Sam Kirk John Twigg
James Bradley John Haslam John Milnes
Job Allen Saml. Dethick Isaac ?arr
Willm. Bamford    

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