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Property of Interest

Chestnut Bank in Fritchley

photo of Chestnut Bank houseThe house dates back to 1755 and over a door at the rear of the house, engraved in the stone lintel, are the initials and date S E L 1755 (most likely the initials of Samuel and Elizabeth Leams, well-known Fritchley residents).

From October 1885 a room in the house was rented to be used as a school for Quaker children. The school was created as the result of a �1500 legacy, left for this purpose, in the will of Matilda Rickman. This resulted in quite a few pupils leaving Crich Parochial School.

Crich Parochial School logbook: 26 October 1868

A great number, mostly infants, have left the school to go to the one lately opened by the "Reformers".

More recently it was used as the surgery in the TV series 'Peak Practice' and is currently a recording studio.