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Village centre
Fritchley is located in Derbyshire
 Fritchley shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK357528
District Amber Valley
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BELPER
Postcode district DE56
Dialling code 01773
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Amber 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 no church, although there is a Quaker meeting house with an active Quaker Meeting.[1] 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]


Ruins of windmill

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