The inn is believed to be named after the Battle of Agincourt, fought on St. Crispin's Day, 1416. Involved in the battle was Thomas Babington of Dethick whose family were local benefactors. The inn sign also tells of a story during the civil war in 1646. The Royalists had a lot to drink and the landlord Job Wall said that was enough. The soldiers threw him out and either drank or wasted all the inn's ale. (1)
The Crispin is one of Derbyshire's oldest hostelries and preserves much of its old-world quality. Internally there are low, black-beamed celings, thick walls, small windows, old oak settle and stone floor hollowed out by centuries of use. Externally the pub displays a grey-stone front, quaint porch and old stone seat. The large forecourt and extensive stabling at the rear confrims that the inn was an important coaching inn. At one time the stables also housed a blacksmiths. (2)
Article in serial: Merrill, J. Derbyshire on Foot: Ashover. No. 3.
Bibliographic reference: Warner, T & Buxton, P (North East Derbyshire District Council). 1979. Ashover Village Trail.
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ASHOVER, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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