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Shining a light on Crich – a ‘much sought after’ village




Situated on the border to the Peak National Park and unbelievably with views over the seven counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire, the village of Crich is usually defined by the memorial tower (Crich Stand) which in reality is an inland lighthouse, and the Crich Tramway Village, but on closer inspection this beautiful Derbyshire village has so much more to offer.

The first written historical record of Crich appears to have been in 1009 where it is mentioned in a charter along with several other manors of the area, but it is more recently recognised as an area where limestone has been quarried, firstly in Roman Times, and certainly since 1791 up to as recently as 2010.

Crich as a village can boast some self-sufficiency in terms of offering its residents several local shops including a Post Offce, artisan bakery and village supermarket along with facilities such as a modern medical centre, a church, a chapel, primary and junior schools rated good and outstanding and several highly rated local eating places.

These all serve to promote a sense of village life in Crich and a feeling of community. During the last 12 months over 14 properties have been sold in Crich with an average selling price of £337,428 per property, with property prices increasing on average by 2% since 2020 providing an avarage value change of around £3,500 per property over the past year. (Data provided by Zoopla)

With its foundations firmly in the past but embracing the future, Crich offers a wide ranging eclectic mix of residential properties, from picturesque stone cottages to the very latest in attractive modern estate housing, which gives this pretty village appeal to both the homeowner and investor alike. Over the past few years new developments have been springing up on the outskirts of the village bringing the latest in modern living to this area and what now defines it in the terminology of many local estate agents as ‘much sought after’.

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