Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Mary's (formerly St Michael's) Church, Crich
St Mary's (formerly St Michael's) Church,
Cromford Road,
Crich, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1135, and we understand it is still open.

"The Church of Crich in the County of Derby is an ancient Parish Church placed in an Elevated and Commanding Position, Patron Saint, St Michaels" - so says the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129446/4/4/17/). All the sittings were free - a total of 600. The average congregation was 12 to morning service and 80 in the afternoon, with 40 Sunday Scholars to each - which gave cause for the Curate, C.B. Dunn, to say "in past years a much neglected Parish - now progressively improving".

In comparison, Pevsner, in Buildings of England, describes it as quite an important church". It was referred to as St Michael's as late as Kelly's Directory of 1932, but in common with all sources in the present day, Pevsner refers to it as St Mary's - it is not known when the dedication changed.

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Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK3479754652. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 18 Oct 2010 at 17:55.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 16:49:38 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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