Crick's Retreat

29 Sep 2000
Crick's Retreat, 1-10 London Road, Great Glen, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE8 9DJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

GREAT GLEN SP 69 NW LONDON ROAD 2/38 (North Side) Nos. 1-10 Crick's Retreat (consecutive) II Row of former almshouses. 10 dwellings. Dated 1870. For Thomas Crick.

Rusticated coursed squared stone with stone dressings and red brick rear.

Welsh slate roof with 6 moulded stone ridge stacks. Stone coped gables with kneelers. Facing gable either end and in centre, and 2 small gables in between. 2 storeys of 15 1 and 2-light stone mullion sash windows. On ground floor a 2-light stone mullion and transom window at each end and 8 hipped canted painted mullion and transom bays in between. 5 segmented archways lead to recessed porches and 10 6-panelled doors. The central archway has spandrels carved with T.C. monogram. Re-used carved stone relief in gable above shows shoemaker and is inscribed 'T. Crick, AD1852; original patent'.

Stone tablet on left gable inscribed 'Crick's Retreat : Erected 1870 by Thomas Crick in Perpetuam Rei Memoriam of Elizabeth his beloved wife and John Throne Crick their son for deserving relatives in trust with others.' Stone tablet on right end gable inscribed 'for relatives of Thos. Crick - good conduct alone exacted to entitle inheritance. When in possession, disorderly behaviour to cause instant removal. Jehovah Jireth.' Stone flagged terrace in front of row. V.C.H., Vol.V.

Listing NGR: SP6648096969


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1659 IOE Records taken by P J Rawson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr P J Rawson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rawson, P J

Rights Holder: Rawson, P J


Brick, Stone, Welsh Slate, Victorian Almshouse, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Garden Terrace, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces