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CRICKS RETREAT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CRICKS RETREAT

List entry Number: 1061599

Location

CRICKS RETREAT, 1-10, LONDON ROAD

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Glen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 191060

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP6479198305

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