CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Church weathercock – c1910

photo of weathercock

There have been at least three weathercocks on top of the church.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald
24 August 1872

THE WEATHERCOCK AT CRICH
From the same source (the Woolly MSS) from which I once before sent you a jotting respecting the “Ting-Tang” bell at Crich, I now send you a few lines about the weathercock: –
“The weathercock upon Crich Church Spire was bought of one Birds of Mansfield in the year 1692, by John BEARDALE, sen, and Thomas BOWMER, churchwardens. It cost 28 shillings and 12 shillings and gilding, so that it lay the parish in 40 shillings. A.D.1769, This weathercock was taken down and freshly gilt by David WOODHOUSE and George BACON, jun churchwardens. The Steeple and Spire were also pointed at the same time.”
H.F.C.

Ting-Tang bell

 

Photo courtesy of Stan Smith from the George Smith Collection

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