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Description: Cricks Retreat
Date Listed: 23 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 191060
OS Grid Reference: SP6648096969
OS Grid Coordinates: 466480, 296969
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5665, -1.0206
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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: SP6648096969
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Source: English Heritage
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