Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1061599

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1986

Statutory Address: CRICKS RETREAT, 1-10, LONDON ROAD


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Statutory Address: CRICKS RETREAT, 1-10, LONDON ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Great Glen

National Grid Reference: SP6479198305


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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: SP6479198305


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Legacy System number: 191060

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Books and journals
Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1964)

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