Village centre
 Fritchley shown within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK357528
DistrictAmber Valley
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town BELPER
Postcode district DE56
Dialling code 01773
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK ParliamentAmber Valley
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Coordinates: 53°04′19″N 1°28′05″W / 53.072°N 1.468°W / 53.072; -1.468

Fritchley is a small village in Derbyshire south of Crich and north of Ambergate. To the west of the village is the ruin of a windmill.[1] Fritchley has an active Congregational Church, and there is a Quaker meeting house with an active Quaker Meeting. There is a pub, the Red Lion,[2] but the post office closed in 2009. The village hosts a steam rally each August.

In 1793, Fritchley Tunnel, the world's oldest surviving railway tunnel was constructed under a public road here on the Butterley Gangroad, the Butterley Company's plateway to carry limestone from Hilt's Quarry at Crich to kilns on the Cromford Canal at Bullbridge, by Benjamin Outram. The tunnel was scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act in February 2015.[3][4]

Fritchley was used as one of the filming locations for the hit UK TV series, Peak Practice, which ran from 1993 to 2002.[5]


Ruins of windmill

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