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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
Entry Name: Cricks Retreat
Listing Date: 23 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1061599
English Heritage Legacy ID: 191060
Location: Great Glen, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE8
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
SP 69 NW LONDON ROAD
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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