which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Local Militia 1809

Derby Mercury 1 February 1809

Another Regiment to consist of 701 privates is to be called “The Wirksworth Regiment” and to be raised out of the Hundred of Wirksworth, united with the Parish of Crich, and the Township of Alderwasley, in the Hundreds of Moreston and Litchurch, and Appletree, and the Parishes or Townships of Alfreton, Southwingfield, Pinxton, Blackwell, Shirland, Brackenfield, Moreton, Stretton and Ashover, in the Hundred of Scarsdale. The Headquarters of this regiment are to be in Wirksworth.

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