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Cricks Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Glen, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5787 / 52°34'43"N

Longitude: -1.0453 / 1°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 464791

OS Northings: 298305

OS Grid: SP647983

Mapcode National: GBR 9PP.6L7

Mapcode Global: WHFKW.XFFY

Plus Code: 9C4WHXH3+FV

Entry Name: Cricks Retreat

Listing Date: 23 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191060

Location: Great Glen, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Great Glen

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Glen Magna St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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2/38 (North Side)
Nos. 1-10 Crick's Retreat
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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