The Society of Friends is comparatively strong in Fritchley. The meeting house is a very plain structure converted out of two cottages, where about 50 Friends regularly meet. Matilda Rickman, who died in 1881, left £1,800 for educational purposes, and they now have an excellent school. The Fritchley Society, Bulmer & co. believe , is the only one in the kingdom that strictly adheres to the rigid simplicity and decorum of the original tenets. (1)
There is a Friends' Meeting House situated here on the 2nd edition OS map. (2)
The building is still labelled as a Friends' Meeting House on modern OS mapping . (3)
Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 646.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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CRICH, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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