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Crick, St Margaret

Crick, St Margaret

The north west part of the county has a group of large well built villages that have the quality of an 18th century town.

Crick is amongst these with a very pleasant variety of buildings. At one end stands the majestic church - again, large enough for a town and here you encounter the pinkish stone which is characteristic of the Northamptonshire - Warwickshire border. Here it does a marvellous job pulling together the building's medieval elements - tower, spire, very wide nave with aisles and a noble chancel built by the Astley family circa 1360.

Seek out the rare Norman font supported by three kneeling figures (a motif normally associated with medieval fonts in Italy). The organ, made in 1819 by Thomas Elliot, was originally intended by George IV for the Chapel Royal. The church also has two patented (1856) cast iron stoves designed by Sir Goldsworth Gurney which you normally encounter in cathedrals.

On the south wall there is a portrait of Laud, who was later to be Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Charles I and would meet his end on the block in 1645. The reason it hangs here is that Laud early in his career was vicar of Crick 1619 - 1621.

The East widow was installed by the Rev. Charles Swainson in 1863 in memory of his mother Harriet. The previous window had been destroyed during the Civil War. It was designed by John Milner Allen and depicts John the Baptist in the centre, flanked either side by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 5 scenes from the gospels are in the lower panels.

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Contact & Opening Times

Crick, St Margaret, Church St, Crick, NN6 7TP|
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Opening Times

The church is open daily 9am until 5pm.



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